DORTMUND, Germany – Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus is again in danger of missing a major tournament for Germany.
Reus, 33, was sidelined in the first half of Dortmund’s Ruhr derby against Schalke on Saturday with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.
Reus was in tears after dragging his right leg unnaturally in a challenge for the ball with Schalke’s Florian Flick. American Gio Reyna came in for Rios while Flack was able to continue after treatment for his knee.
Hansi Flick – the Germany coach – named Reuss in his squad for the upcoming internationals against Hungary and England and was considered an attacking midfielder as a key member of the World Cup squad.
The competition starts on November 20 in Qatar. Three days later, Germany will play against Japan in Doha, four days before they will face Spain in Al Khor, and they will play their last match in Group E against Costa Rica on December 1.
Rios has been plagued by injuries at inopportune times throughout his career. He missed the 2014 World Cup in Germany due to an ankle injury sustained in a practice match and was ruled out of the 2016 European Championship with a back injury. He played in Germany’s unsuccessful World Cup defense in 2018 but left the upcoming European Championship to return after his season with Dortmund.
There was no immediate word from Dortmund on the seriousness of Reus’ injury. The player was still receiving treatment in the changing room before half an hour and was scheduled to be taken to hospital.
Reus has scored 15 goals in 48 games for Germany.