Earlier today, our hearts were all momentarily broken when German tabloid Bild reported the possibility that our beloved star Marco Reus might not play until 2017. It’s been an extremely tough couple of weeks for Marco. With him being cut from the Germany’s National Squad on his birthday, and having to suffer through a heartbreaking loss in the DFB-Pokal final, having to sit through the entire first half of the 2016-17 season would be like adding injury to insult (and more injury).
Luckily, within hours of this report surfacing, the club officially put these rumors to bed.
In an announcement on BVB’s official website, the club declared that Reus is fully on track with his rehab plan, and that barring further injury, he should be fully-fit by Mid-August.
Marco Reus is currently on vacation recovering from a small tear of the adductor as well as light pubis inflammation, which was already known. (translated).
Reus, who scored 23 goals in 43 games for BVB last season, will be fully fit by mid-August if his recovery goes to plan. (translated)
Rumors circulated earlier today of further damage afflicting a tendon or bone in Reus’s groin. The club put these rumors to sleep as well.
"Injuries of this kind were not diagnosed by doctors of the club or doctors of the national team." (translated)
With this statement being released today, Dortmund fans everywhere can breath a huge sigh of relief, and go back to speculating about which young star we’re going to side next.