Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is still struggling with adductor problems, and will be out of action indefinitely.
After a five week break, Borussia Dortmund players returned to the Brackel training centre on Thursday to have their first COVID-19 test ahead of the start of pre-season training on Monday. But the return to training was marred by news coming out that the Black and Yellows will be without club captain Marco Reus indefinitely.
Reus has been out of action since suffering an adductor injury in the DFB Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen in February. The 31 year old made his return to team training on the back-end of last season, and there were hopes that he would be 100% ready in time for pre-season.
However, the club have now revealed that Reus has suffered another setback, as he has tendon inflammation in the previously injured adductor muscles, ruling him out of action indefinitely.
Michael Zorc said: “Unfortunately the tendon is still inflamed. He cannot train with the team yet. It is difficult to give a time frame. This is the case with tendon injuries in the adductor region.”
Reus’ injury is obviously a big blow for both the player and the team. After being out of action for so long, the pre-season would have helped him get back to match rhythm and fitness. But now it remains to be seen just how long he will be out for.
Borussia Dortmund also announced that Mats Hummels twisted his ankle while training individually on holiday. However, he should be able to train with the team in parts of the training camp in Bad Ragaz.
Lucien Favre’s side play six friendly matches next month, before getting their 2020/21 campaign underway with a trip to third division side FSV Duisburg in the first round of the DFB Pokal.