Borussia Dortmund claimed all three points in a 2-0 victory against visitors Hertha Berlin on Saturday, however, supporters have been holding their breath on the fitness of club captain, Marco Reus. He went down in the 80th minute from a dangerous sliding challenge by Hertha enforcer Vladimir Darida, for which Darida was shown a red card. Reus tried to carry on, but had to be substituted off shortly after the incident. However, the good news is that Kicker’s Patrick Kleinmann is reporting that Reus did not suffer a serious injury.
Speaking about the injury, former club captain and head of the licensed players’ department, Sebastian Kehl, stated “He and we were really lucky. It’s nothing serious”.
Supporters can let out a sigh of relief. The article says that Reus is scheduled to return to training this week. Injuries have hampered Reus’s career for many years now which is a shame because he has been a great player and professional throughout his career. While Reus is not having his best year production wise, he still manages to have a big impact on games by combining well with other attackers. His selflessness in front of goal and intelligent positioning still make him one of the first names on the team sheet.
In addition to the update on Reus, Kicker’s interview with Kehl also reports that the injuries sustained by Mats Hummels and Mateu Morey were also minor. Both players are expected to join the squad in training this week, in preparation for BVB’s next match against FC Koln this coming Saturday. The club needs every available player fit and firing if they want to make it into the top four, as well as making progress in this season’s Champions League and the DFB Pokal.