Marco Reus’ injury not as serious as initially feared

Marco Reus (Photo by Dennis Bresser/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Marco Reus (Photo by Dennis Bresser/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

The injury Marco Reus suffered during Borussia Dortmund’s clash against Schalke 04 on Saturday is not as serious as initially feared.

Marco Reus’ hopes of playing in the FIFA World Cup this year are not in doubt, as his injury is only expected to keep him out of action for a few weeks. The Borussia Dortmund captain suffered a serious looking ankle injury during Saturday’s Revierderby, and had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher.

There were fears that Reus could be forced to miss this year’s FIFA World Cup, which starts in November, as a result of the injury. But Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl revealed on Sunday that he has not suffered a fracture, and he should be able to return to action in 3-4 weeks.

"“The examinations we did yesterday did not show a fracture, but an external ligament injury to the ankle. It’s not so serious that the World Cup is possibly in jeopardy. Marco will be out for three to four weeks and then will be available to us again.”"

The news will come as a big relief for both Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team. Reus has made a strong start to the season, scoring three goals and assisting a further four in just ten appearances across all competitions for the Black and Yellows. He is also expected to play an important role for Germany at the World Cup in Qatar.

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With the international break now upon us, the next two weeks will give Marco Reus the chance to work on his recovery. Borussia Dortmund’s next game will see them take on FC Köln on October 01. The 33 year old is also expected to miss crunch games against Sevilla FC in the UEFA Champions League and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.