In Dortmund’s 1-0 victory over Schalke 04 in the seventh round of the Bundesliga , Dortmund’s 33-year-old German captain Marco Reus suffered a serious ankle sprain during the game, which may affect his next World Cup representation for Germany. ‘s competition.
When Reus fought for the ball on the right with Schalke 04’s 22-year-old midfielder Florian Flick in the first half, Reus’ right ankle was severely bent and he was unable to stand up due to unbearable pain. Then the game was suspended, and the injured Reus was carried on a stretcher and sent to the locker room for preliminary injury diagnosis and treatment.
In the end, Dortmund’s 17-year-old striker Yusuf Mukoko scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute and successfully defeated Schalke 04.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic revealed after the game that Reus was taken to hospital for treatment shortly after treatment in the dressing room. Terzic also added that Terzic’s injury was initially judged to be a ligament injury, and the specific time for his return remains to be determined by the results of the injury assessment.
It is reported that Dortmund officials have not released information on the severity of Reus’s injury. And coach Terzic believes that Reus’s injury may recover in a short time.
Germany coach Hans Flick recently added Reus to the squad for the next UEFA matches against Hungary and England in the World Cup play-offs. Flick not only has high hopes for the attacking midfielder, but also sees him as a key player in the World Cup squad.
Reus has represented Germany in 48 matches and contributed 15 goals. He has won the honor of German Footballer twice.
However, now that Reus is suffering from a serious knee injury in the Bundesliga, he will face the crisis of injury and absence in the World Cup, which is undoubtedly a major blow to the German national team.
It is worth mentioning that Reus has also suffered 2 ankle and groin injuries over the years, which forced him to miss the 2014 World Cup in Germany and the 2016 European Championship.
The next World Cup will be held in Qatar on November 21, while Germany’s World Cup qualifying Group E will face Japan on November 23. It is expected that Reus may not be able to participate in the Europa League against Hungary and England on the 24th and 27th of this month, and at the same time, he is also likely to miss Dortmund’s Bundesliga due to injury. As for whether Reus can recover from the injury in time for the start of the World Cup, It remains to be seen.
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