It’s a real shame. Marco Reus once again cannot partake in a Bundesliga match. The fragile midfielder is still nursing his muscles after the straining 120 minutes in Munich. Reus only just recovered from abductor problems, which kept him out against Borussia Mönchengladbach and SC Paderborn. Matches against Bayern seem to be too much to take for his skinny legs, as his abductor problems started after the very intense Bundesliga match against FCB.
Reus didn’t feature against TSG Hoffenheim and he isn’t making the lineup on Saturday either. Klopp said before the Hoffenheim match, that Reus would return to normal training on the following Monday, but things didn’t go as smoothly as expected. Now Dortmund will not only have to play without Marco Reus against Hertha Berlin, who are tough to break down, but have to worry about Reus in the cup final. Even if the midfielder returns against VfL Wolfsburg, it’s doubtful that he will reach his necessary form ahead of the DFB Cup final.
Overall, it’s a sad fact that Reus only featured in 26 of 44 games so far this season. Impressively enough he still racked up 11 goals and 2 assists in those 26 games, which only lets one wonder what could have been with a fit Marco Reus through out the season. After all Reus was crippled by injuries time and time again, being hacked down twice during the Hinrunde and never really had the time to find his rhythm on the field to get to the next level.
He had a good stint in the second half of the season, scoring in five consecutive games, but went off the boil again, as the matches proved to be too straining for the guy, whose injuries took a great toll on him. We can only hope that Reus will stay healthy next season and lead this team back up in the Bundesliga pecking order.