Updates from Wednesday, Oct. 15
Marco Reus has made a return to action with Borussia Dortmund, featuring in a 3-2 friendly win over Victoria Cologne.
Dortmund's official website reports:
Four days before their Bundesliga game in Cologne Borussia Dortmund registered a 3-2 win over fourth division Victoria Cologne in a training match on Tuesday. More important than the result was the return of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sebastian Kehl as well as Marco Reus and Ilkay Gündogan to the team.
Updates from Thursday, Sept. 25
Marco Reus is on the comeback trail following the ankle injury picked up while representing Germany against Scotland.
The official Bundesliga Twitter account noted the progress of the Borussia Dortmund star:
Updates from Monday, Sept. 8
Borussia Dortmund confirm ESPN FC's timeline for Marco Reus' recovery from his ankle injury:
ESPN FC's Stephan Uersfeld translates Borussia Dortmund's official statement detailing Reus' injury: "BVB club doctor Markus Braun diagnosed partially torn ligaments in his ankle and a sprain of the tarsal ligaments. Borussia Dortmund expect a four-week-long rehabilitation phase."
Every Borussia Dortmund fan's worst nightmare came true on Sunday, as star forward Marco Reus suffered an injury during Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland. Unfortunately, it was to the same ankle that forced him to miss the 2014 World Cup.
Fox Soccer broke the news:
Bleacher Report UK has the Vine of the incident that led to the injury:
Reus seemed to misplace his left foot just as a defender made contact in a duel late in the match and immediately fell to the pitch in agony. Shielding his eyes as the team doctors came out, fans and pundits feared the worst.
Sergi Dominguez confirmed the injury looked identical to the one he suffered late in the 2013-14 season:
The New York Times' Stefan Bienkowski shared his sympathies with the mercurial forward:
Reus was recently appointed as one of Dortmund's new captains and is pivotal to Jurgen Klopp's plans for the 2014-15 season. One of the world's most gifted playmakers, he scored 16 goals and added 13 assists in Bundesliga play last season, per WhoScored.com.
Often the target of transfer speculation, another severe injury to the same ankle will likely stop interested clubs from making an offer in January. Now, everyone will have to wait and see how the 25-year-old can rebound and how his ankle will hold up in the future.
Reus walked off the pitch on his own power, which could be a sign the injury wasn't as bad as initially feared.
With Robert Lewandowski now plying his trade for rivals Bayern Munich, Dortmund need a healthy Reus more than ever. Fans can only hold their breath and hope further tests will reveal no serious damage.