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PHOTO: Bartra “doing much better,” recovering after surgery on arm, hand

Marc Bartra, Borussia Dortmund

Marc Bartra, Borussia Dortmund (Photo credit: Marc Bartra / Instagram: @marcbartra)

Marc Bartra is in good spirits and recovering from surgery on his right arm and hand 24 hours after an explosion hit Borussia Dortmund’s team bus en route to Signal Iduna Park for the side’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash with Monaco.

[ MORE: Bartra suffers hand injury after explosions outside Dortmund bus ]

The 26-year-old Spanish defender posted on his Instagram account a photo and a short message to fans and teammates on Wednesday, saying, “As you can see I am doing much better. Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages. All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to @bvb09 for tonight’s match! #HejaBVB”

[ MORE: Monaco win first leg, 3-2, on tough night for Dortmund players ]

Dortmund and Monaco’s quarterfinal first leg was rescheduled for Wednesday, which the visitors won 3-2, only just seeing off a spirited fight from Bartra’s understandably distracted teammates.

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