Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus could be unavailable for an extended period of time after suffering a setback on his recovery from an adductor problem.
The Germany international picked up the injury during the 3-2 defeat to Werder Bremen in the round of 16 stage of the DFB-Pokal Cup in February.
It was initially predicted that he would recover in time for the season restart after the coronavirus shutdown, but that was not the case, as he failed to play a single minute for the rest of the Bundesliga campaign.
Dortmund have now confirmed that the club-captain has suffered a ‘fresh inflammation of the tendon on his injured adductor muscle’ and he is sidelined with no return date.
“Borussia Dortmund will have to contend with the continued absence of Marco Reus. The club captain has suffered an inflammation of the tendon on his already injured adductor muscle. It is not yet known when he will be able to make his return to action,” a statement on their website read.
Reus has been an influential figure for Dortmund over the years and he has come back from a number of injury setbacks to prove his worth with goals and assists.
Prior to the adductor injury, he was in good form with 11 goals and six assists from 19 league outings last season and he managed to achieve the tally while playing in either the attacking midfield or centre-forward role.
Dortmund have the striker’s position well covered with the January signing of Erling Haaland. The teenager has made a sublime start to his career and he has bagged 16 goals and three assists from just 18 appearances.
Still, Reus’ leadership and creativity from the number 10 position will be missed and it remains to be seen whether he can return to training ahead of the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign which starts from September 18.
Dortmund are scheduled to travel to Bad Ragaz, Switzerland for their official training camp on August 10. Prior to that, the first-team players will report for testing and initial training at their Hohenbuschei base.
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