German tabloid BILD reported yesterday BVB midfielder Marco Reus might be out for up until 2017 due to a torn tendon. The club later denied the reports and stated that the 27-year-old “is expected to make a full return to fitness by mid-August.”
Ever since the 120 minute war of attrition that was the German cup final between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern in May, the bad news do not seem to end for Marco Reus.
The Dortmund star missed out on a major tournament yet again after missing the 2014 World Cup due to injury. Germany national team coach Joachim Löw spoke of “severe medical issues” when announcing that Marco Reus was dropped of the Euro 2016 Germany roster – on his 27th Birthday of all days.
Early reports said that Marco Reus could be sidelined for up to four months with an adductor injury he sustained at the German cup final. Later BILD were reporting that the diagnosis for the Dortmund midfielder might be even worse than an inflammation in the groin area. A torn tendon might keep the German international out for as long as 2017.
However, hours after the BILD report was published, Borussia Dortmund issued a statement in which the club denies the reports. The statement reads:
“BVB midfielder Marco Reus is currently on holiday recovering from a small laceration to his adductor as well as a slight inflammation of the pubic bone, which was already known.
The 27-year-old has certainly not suffered any tendon or pubic bone damages ruling him out of the remainder of 2016, as some rumours have been suggesting today. Injuries of this type have not been diagnosed by the club doctor or the doctors working with the national team.
Reus, who made 43 appearances in all competitions for BVB last season, scoring 23 goals and setting up a further eight in the process, is expected to make a full return to fitness by mid-August if the healing process continues as planned.”