Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi may be sidelined for the rest of the Bundesliga season due to an ankle injury, both the German club and the player have announced.

Batshuayi, who is on loan at the German side from Chelsea, suffered the injury during the 2-0 Ruhr derby defeat against Schalke 04 on Sunday, leaving the field on crutches, reports EFE news agency.

"Well it is not good news for now, my season is probably over, and I won't be able to pay Borussia Dortmund back for their confidence," the Belgian international tweeted on Monday.

On its website, Dortmund said: "There remains a chance that he could still feature for the Belgian national team at the World Cup in Russia this summer."

The former German top division champions confirmed that their forward was likely to be out for the rest of the season.