Borussia Dortmund captain, Marco Reus has made a timely recovery ahead of the opening match of the German Bundesliga 2020/21 season.
This is a timely boost for Dortmund that will be opening their campaign against Borussia Monchengklabach on September 18.
Gather round everyone, Marco is back 👏 pic.twitter.com/8llrlAhpZz— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) August 19, 2020
Reus has been out of action due to an adductor muscle injury since February. This forced him to miss Dortmund’s last 14 games of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.
On his return in late July, the 31-year-old suffered another setback by developing tendonitis on the same muscle. This forced BVB to announce that he would be sidelined “indefinitely”.
The Dortmund captain is now back in training and he is ready to continue linking up with his teammates. The squad is back in Germany now having recently returned from their summer training camp in the Swiss town of Bad Ragaz ahead of the new campaign. Fans should be excited to see a healthy Dortmund team.
Marco Reus recent season recap
Reus had missed the 2014 world cup due to a serious injury. He enjoyed a superb run of form with his hometown club, contributing 11 goals and five assists to their title chase before sustaining a groin injury at the start of the year.
Before he was out injured, Reus guided his lads to a 5-0 thrashing of Union Berlin on Matchday 20 that put them three points off top spot but ultimately ended up 13 adrift of champions Bayern Munich.
Having suffered a setback on his return to team training in earlyJune, his auspicious comeback means that he could potentially be fit enough for Dortmund this season bar any injury.
He is going to be handy for the team in their first competitive outing of 2020/21, which a trip to MSV Duisburg in the DFB Cup first round in September 14, five days to the Bundesliga opener.
Although Reinier Jesus has recently joined the club on a two-year loan deal, Reus on his day will be hard to displace in the team. But the Brazilian could help in case he finds himself on the sideline again.
The 31-year-old Rues has not been lucky with injuries down the years, with an ankle injury forcing him out of Germany’s 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.
Due to a cruciate ligament rupture, Reus, who has made 44 appearances for Germany also missed much of 2017/18.
In a bid to strengthen their midfield, Dortmund has signed England U17 starlet Jude Bellingham signing from Birmingham City and Reinier, who is a highly rated Brazil U23 international joining on loan from Real Madrid.
The BVB will be loking forward to ending Bayern’s eight-year stranglehold on the Meisterschale.