Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus’ injury is not as bad as initially feared, meaning he should still feature at the World Cup for Germany after Reus was carried out on a stretcher in tears in the 30th minute of Borussia Dortmund’s game against Bayern Munich after hurting his ankle.
The German international has missed three significant international tournaments due to his history of injuries. In 2014, he was sidelined while playing for his country at the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury during a warm-up match.
He was also unable to participate in the 2016 European Championships because of a groin injury. He skipped the subsequent edition of the World Cup to recover from his season with Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said Sunday the player “will be out for three to four weeks and will hopefully be available for us again.”
Germany coach Hansi Flick included Reus in his squad for the upcoming international games against Hungary and England and counted on the attacking midfielder as a key member of his World Cup squad.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 starts on Nov. 20, hosted by Qatar. Germany will play against Japan in Doha three days later. Spain and Costa Rica are also in the group.
“It was a shock for us yesterday when we saw the pictures.” “I can give a little good news today. The tests we carried out on Saturday didn’t show any damage. “It’s a ligament injury in the ankle,” said Sebastian Kehl.
Marco Reus speaks about his injuries.
Reus discussed his battle with injuries in an interview with the Bundesliga’s official website in 2017, explaining that he tries to keep a positive mindset. The Borussia Dortmund skipper said
“I’ve experienced a lot, and had to endure a lot of setbacks. That’s part of life. Nevertheless, I always try to give my all every season, be healthy and recuperate. “The older you get, the more responsibility you have to look after yourself. You get to know your body better all the time. I need that in my situation in order to play well.
“I can only perform to the level I expect of myself if I stay fit for a number of months or even one-two years. In general, I think positively. Even when I’m injured, I never say: ‘damn, why me?'”
Marcos Reus’s Career Stats
Marco Reus has played 48 international matches for Germany up to now. He scored 15 goals in these games. He won the DFB-Pokal in 2016 and 2021 with Borussia Dortmund. He won the Supercup in 2013 with Borussia Dortmund.
During his career in the Bundesliga, Marco Reus has played 347 matches. He has won 190 of them. He has scored 146 goals while playing in the Bundesliga. So far, Marco Reus has played 250 games with his current squad. He scored 110 goals in those matches.
Marco Reus has played the eighth-most career matches to date, having played 347 games in the Bundesliga. He currently holds the active scoring record with 146 goals.