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Marco Reus Cleared for Return This Weekend

Reus missed last week's match with an injury, but has been cleared to play this weekend

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Marco Reus, who was struggling with an illness which forced him to miss last week, has been cleared to play on Saturday against Hertha Berlin.

The Germany international has recovered from his aforementioned illness, but is still dealing with an adductor strain.

"Reus has been training without any problems and can play on Saturday," Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel said at a news conference. "I expect a difficult game. Hertha are on a good run, but we are confident we can win there. We are ready for it.We can take a huge step in the right direction against Hertha and are really looking forward it."

Tuchel reaffirmed that Reus is eager to play and will be ready for Saturday.

"We believe that Marco can be the monster we know he is capable of being."

With a busy slate of matches on the docket for the next six weeks, health is going to be important according to Tuchel.

"Looking at the weeks ahead, it's pivotal that we do all we can to stay fit."

9,000 BVB fans are expected to make the trip to the German capital on Saturday, and it will be the first sellout at the Olympiastadion in Berlin this season, and they will all be excited to see Reus in the lineup.

Through fourteen games this season, Reus has scored nine goals along with two assists.