The German worldwide picked up the injury against Werder Bremen but had previously told 100% Bundesliga at the beginning of May that he was 100 per cent on track to return this month.
Dortmund, who started the day four points adrift of Bayern Munich and knew they could not afford any further slip-ups, will now face their rivals in a potential title decider on Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, Dortmund would benefit from not winning the Bundesliga title this season, according to the latest Game of Opinions podcast. Can you imagine someone holding up the Meisterschale in front of an empty stadium?
"They will take it [the title] if it's there, of course".
If his progress continues the way it is though someone may be willing to spend a lot more than that earlier just so they can get a jump on everyone else for his signature. "I think everything is falling into place that Bayern Munich will win it again and nobody will care about it afterwards".
Juventus are eyeing up a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer but are interested in Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik in the coming window as they look to bolster their attack, according to reports.
"If they win the league this year, I think it might accelerate some of their best players leaving", said Sharland.
"But if they don't win the league, they're probably going to keep everyone together for at least another year, maybe two years". The pair worked together for two years in Naples.
Right back Odriozola, now with Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich, could be of particular interest to the German side considering Achraf Hakimi is set to return to the Bernabeu this summer when his two year loan spell with Lucian Favre's side ends.