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Bartra has surgery on broken hand after being only person injured in Dortmund bus attack

Date Posted,April 11, 2017

Marc Bartra has returned home after being treated for injuries sustained in a bomb blast on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Bartra was taken to hospital after up to three explosions occurred as the team made their way to their clash with Monaco.

The former Barcelona star was the only person injured in the incident.

“Bartra is well, is back home. And the only person injured. We only heard an explosion inside the bus,” Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino told radio station TJ Cope.

Marc Bartra has suffered minor injuries in the explosion (Photo: Getty)
Spanish defender Marc Bartra has returned home from hospital (Photo: Getty)
Emergency services attend to the Dortmund bus (Photo: @MhHz1802/Twitter)
A message to fans inside the stadium about the incident (Photo: Bongarts)

Dortmund police confirmed the explosions as it headed to the stadium for their Champions League clash with Monaco, which has now been postponed to Wednesday.

The defender’s mother told SER AND COPE that he had cuts, caused by broken glass, but the injuries are not serious.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke later confirmed to Mi Bundesliga that Bartra’s injuries were to his hand.

Dortmund confirmed Bartra’s status on social media: “The explosion was @MarcBartra injured and is currently in the hospital. Speedy and complete recovery, Marc! #bvbasm.”

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty Images Europe)
(Photo: Getty Images Europe)

Barcelona and the Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, tweeted their encouragement for Bartra.

“All our support for @MarcBartra, @BVB and all his fans,” said his former club.

“I wish a speedy recovery to Marc Bartra,” Rajoy was quoted.

The incident reportedly took place around six miles away from the Westfalenstadion in Hochsten, as the team left their hotel.

Dortmund reiterated the rest of the players were safe and there was no danger inside or around the stadium.

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