Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus still two or three weeks away from injury return

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has revealed that he is on target to make his return in two or three weeks time.

Reus suffered a muscle injury in the adductor area during Borussia Dortmund’s DFB Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen in early February, and he has been out of action ever since. It was thought that he would be out for four weeks, but the injury took a lot longer to recover from.

The 30 year old did make his return to training last month, and could make his comeback on the pitch when the Bundesliga gets back underway later this month. Speaking to RTL Nitro, Reus said that he is on target with his rehabilitation programme, but it will still take him two to three weeks to fully recover.

“I’m doing well on my rehab plan. I’m on target. Of course Corona gave me a little more time to recover. It’s going to take another two or three weeks.”

The German political leaders are set to make a decision on whether or not the Bundesliga should be given a green light to restart on Wednesday. May 15 and May 22 are being cited as two possible dates for the restart if the politicians decide to let the league get back underway.

The latter date would certainly suit Reus and Borussia Dortmund, as it would give him and his teammates more time to reach full fitness ahead of what promises to be an entertaining end to the Bundesliga campaign.

Reus has 12 goals and seven assists to his name in 26 appearances so far this season, and his absence was certainly felt by the team in the last few games before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a halt.