Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus set for return to training

Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is set to make a surprise return to training this week, reports in Germany claim.

Reus has been out of action since he suffered an adductor injury in Borussia Dortmund’s DFB Pokal third round defeat to Werder Bremen. It was hoped that he would be ready to return for the start of pre-season training, but he was ruled out indefinitely with tendon inflammation. However, SportBILD now claim that the 31 year old is set to return to training sooner than expected. He is expected to be involved in Thursday’s and will even take part in parts of team training.

On Tuesday, Reus posted a video of him training individually on Instagram. While the rest of the Borussia Dortmund squad was in Switzerland, Reus was training on his own to prepare for his return. SportBILD add that the German international is finally free of pain, and is now looking forward to finally making his return.

Reus has been out for six months now, so it will take a while for him to get back to match fitness. But having him fit and firing in time for the start of the new season would be a big boost for Borussia Dortmund. Despite missing the majority of the second half of last season, Reus was still the Black and Yellows’ third highest goalscorer, with 12 goals to his name in 26 appearances.

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Borussia Dortmund are close to completing the signing of Real Madrid attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus on a two year loan deal. The 18 year old is likely to play a back-up role to Reus, and will give Lucien Favre another versatile option to have in attack.