Dortmund captain Marco Reus is expected to miss three to four weeks with an ankle ligament injury.
The Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund updated Reus on Sunday’s injury. The 33-year-old German attacking midfielder was injured in the seventh round of the Hornet’s Bundesliga the day before yesterday.
Reus set to return before 2022 World Cup
According to Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kyle, Reus’s injury is not serious, and the player is still expected to participate in the Qatar World Cup . “The test results that came out on Saturday did not show that Marko suffered a fracture, but there was damage to the lateral ligaments of his ankle,” Kyle confirmed to Sport 1. “We were deeply affected by yesterday’s scene. Fortunately, I can give you an explanation today.”
“Marco will be out for three to four weeks, after which it remains to be seen whether he can return.”
In the seventh round of the Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season, Dortmund defeated Schalke 04 1-0 and made a home victory, currently ranking second in the standings. However, Reus sprained his ankle in the 28th minute and was carried off the pitch on a stretcher four minutes later.
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After the game, Dortmund coach Edin Terzic revealed that Reus’ injury was initially judged to be a ligament injury: “We are very distressed, this is unfortunate. Marko’s ankle is injured. I can only rest at halftime. He was in great pain and the extent of his ligament damage is unknown.”
“I’m very sorry because Marco is in very good shape,” Terzic said. “He’s had so many setbacks in his career; we hope he can get over his injuries eventually, especially in this World Cup year. We hope his injuries look as bad.”
Reus’ injury this time will have a big impact on Dortmund’s offensive end. As the core player of the yellow and black army, Reus has played 10 games for Dortmund since the beginning of this season, scoring 3 goals and sending 4 assists.
A few days ago, Reus returned to the German team after a lapse of 10 months, preparing to accept the inspection of coach Hans Frank through the UEFA Nations League next week. His accidental injury this time has undoubtedly made it more difficult for him to be selected for the World Cup squad.