The 26-year-old attacking midfielder picked up a toe injury in Borussia’s match against Hertha on Sunday. Reus will miss the DFB’s six-pointer against Poland on Friday and the trip to Hampden Park to face Scotland on Monday.
The official statement of DFB team doctor Josef Schmitt relayed on the club’s website calls Reus’ injury “a broken distal phalanx in the big toe of the left foot”.
The player has posted a statement on his own Facebook account, saying that he will be back on the football pitch soon, not giving a time table. Though Reus is expected to be back on match day 5 against Bayer Leverkusen, missing the next matches against Hannover 96 and FC Krasnodar.
Jonas Hofmann and newly acquired Adnan Januzaj are first in line to replace Reus. Januzaj would provide Tuchel with the option to bookend the attack with two inverse wingers, as we explained here.
Make sure to check back with us for all the updates on Reus’ situation.