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Belgium doctors: Witsel return is with calculated risk

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Belgium team doctors Geert Declercq und Lieven Maesschalk were the unlikely focus of a press conference on Tuesday as they gave details behind Borussia Dortmund star Axel Witsel’s lightning return from a torn Achilles tendon. “It’s hard to put a figure on the likelihood of relapse,” said Declerq. “The risk is not zero, but it is a calculable one. “After discussing it with the coach and the player, we think that Axel can play.” Witsel, 32, suffered the injury in a Bundesliga game in January and has not played since. He did not appear in Belgium’s opening 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday either b…

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