After missing the World Cup this summer with an ankle injury, German winger Marco Reus is set for another spell on the sidelines.
In the late stages of Germany’s 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Scotland on Sunday, Reus was caught late by Scotland midfielder Charlie Mulgrew and went down clutching his right ankle. That was the same ankle he injured just days before Germany left for the World Cup, which saw him miss Germany’s triumph in Brazil.
Reus, 25, will now spend at least a month out injured at a crucial juncture in Borussia Dortmund’s season in the Bundesliga and will miss the opening stages of the UEFA Champions League.
BVB released the following details in a club statement on Monday.
“Team doctor Markus Braun on Monday diagnosed a partial tear and stretching of ligaments. The club expects the player to undergo a rehabilitation program of four weeks.”
Reus has been the subject of much speculation this summer as Manchester United, Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the pacey attacker who can play across the front three positions. Recently a report claimed that Reus has a release clause in his current contract which will be triggered next summer and means he can leave Dortmund for $30 million. That’s a snip of his actual market value.
However, if he keeps picking up injuries like this, his promising career could be curtailed before it hits the heights it promises.