In shocking news, Marco Reus has been left out of Germany’s final 23-man squad for the UEFA Euro in France this summer. Julian Weigl, on the other hand, has made the cut.
Germany coach Joachim Löw cited medical reasons as the driving force behind his decision to leave Reus out of the squad: “He has big medical issues. He can only walk in a straight line at the moment. The doctors told us he wouldn’t be available during the tournament.”
Reus has been troubled by nagging adductor problems this season.
The news, which came on his 27th birthday, to make matters worse, must be absolutely devastating for Reus, who already missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a late injury he suffered in a friendly vs. Armenia shortly before Germany travelled to Brazil.
In more positive news, Julian Weigl has made the final cut.
The 20-year-old, who only debuted for Germany at the weekend against Slovakia, is the second-youngest player in the squad after Leroy Sane and is unlikely to receive much playing time in France, but it’s still an unbelievable achievement for Weigl, who, a year ago, was close to getting relegated to the third division with 1860 Munich.