Three years ago, Mario Gotze had the world at his feet. Now he is fighting for his career.
Diagsnosed with a rare muscle disorder, which leaves him exhausted and weak, he has been on an indefinite leave while undergoing full medical tests by Borussia Dortmund.
His crowning moment was scoring the winning goal in a World Cup final as Germany defeated Argentina in 2014.
He was already a star, and was considered to be arguably the hottest prospect in football.
However, Gotze’s future is uncertain as he grapples with reality of a strange disorder threatening his career.