Marco Reus is set to make his long-awaited return from injury, and Sebastian Kehl has said that the Borussia Dortmund captain is in really good shape again.
After more than seven months out, Reus will take the field as Borussia Dortmund face Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam on Monday in their final pre-season friendly ahead of the new season. The 31 year old returned to training last month, and has been working hard to get ready in time for the new season.
Reus’ last game came all the way back at the start of February, when he suffered an adductor injury in the DFB Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen. And Borussia Dortmund head of licensed players department Sebastian Kehl has said that after months of struggles, Reus is fully fit and raring to go.
“Everybody was excited for him, everybody suffered with him. Now he is in a really good shape again.”
When Michael Zorc announced on the first day of pre-season training that Reus would be out “indefinitely,” few would have expected him to be back in training so quickly. But Kicker report that the breakthrough finally arrived after treatment with biostatistician Ralph Frank, and the forward is now fully free of any pain.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Kicker that the new treatment approach worked really well for Reus, and now he is training well, and with a completely different body language.
“The new, conservative treatment worked well. He looks really good, robust, with a completely different body language. Marco is back relatively quickly and is performing well.”
Having Marco Reus fit in time for the start of the new season is obviously a huge boost for Borussia Dortmund. He was sorely missed in the business end of last season, and fans will be hoping that he can stay injury free this year.