Marco Reus Injury: Updates on Germany Star's Ankle and Return

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2014

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Updates from Friday, Aug. 29

Marco Reus has been called up by Germany for their forthcoming international matches with Argentina and Scotland, the latter of which is a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Reus recently started for Dortmund against Bayer Leverkusen as he made his return from the ankle injury that wrecked his World Cup dream. Now he will return to the Germany fold, as announced by the nation's official Twitter feed: 


Updates from Friday, Aug. 1

Marco Reus continues to make good progress in his bid to return from an ankle injury ahead of the new season.

The Bundesliga's official Twitter provides visual evidence that Reus' recovery is on track:


Updates from Thursday, July 24

Marco Reus is tipped to complete a swift recovery from his ankle injury within the next few weeks.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told kicker, via Vaishali Bhardwaj of

"It [his recovery] is going well. We have to see how he withstands the pressure [on his foot]."

German football writer Clark Whitney added:


Updates from Friday, June 27

Marco Reus has taken a step forward in his recovery from the ankle injury that kept him out of the World Cup.

Reus tweeted the following on Friday:


Updates from Tuesday, June 10

The Bundesliga website has the latest on Reus:

Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus will be out of action for longer than expected after further tests revealed he will need three months to recover.

The 25-year-old injured his left ankle during Germany's final World Cup warm-up match against Armenia last week and was subsequently forced to withdraw from the tournament.

Updates from Saturday, June 7

ESPN FC passed along an update on Marco Reus' condition after he left Friday's match with an injury:

ESPN FC later confirmed the worst news possible for Reus:

Marcus Christenson of The Guardian has more on the injury:

Original Text

Nearing a World Cup that's already deprived of some of the game's top stars, another top performer could be missing out, as Germany's brilliant attacker Marco Reus had to leave the team's friendly against Armenia with a leg injury.

From Fox Soccer Trax:

The Associated Press reporter Ciaran Fahey has more:

Fox Sports' Thomas Hautmann has the latest details:

ESPN FC provides a quote from the German side on Reus' injury:

Here's the moment he went down, via BL_Latest (DFB) on Vine:

While the nature of his injury remains unknown, Reus didn't seem particularly upbeat as he left the pitch, per Raphael Honigstein of The Guardian:

While Germany has incredible depth at the attacking positions, Reus seemed to be one of the unquestioned starters for the team after another brilliant season for Borussia Dortmund, in which he scored 16 goals and added 13 assists in 30 league appearances, per

His pace, versatility and ability to score from distance will be hard to replicate for Germany if he can't play in the World Cup.

If he's lost for the tournament, you can add him to the list of other stars unable to go, including Colombia's Radamel Falcao and France's Franck Ribery chief among them, while Cristiano Ronaldo's battle with tendinosis and witch doctors will be a storyline until the tournament begins. 

And Germany have had their injury concerns, namely with starting keeper Manuel Neuer, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Philipp Lahm, though all three are expected to be available to play in Brazil.

Hopefully, Reus will also make the trip. His loss would be huge for a German side with realistic championship aspirations.


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