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Marco Reus' rotten luck with injuries does not appear to be going away unfortunately.
The German has been plagued by a mixture of niggly injuries and long-term lay-offs in recent times, and it looks as though he is facing another spell on the sidelines.
Reus had to be taken off for Christian Pulisic in the 45th minute of yesterday's DFB Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt, where Dortmund emerged victorious with a 2-1 win - courtesy of this sublime chipped penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang:
We all love a 'Panenka' :sunglasses:- BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 27, 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has chipped Dortmund into the lead in the German Cup final :clap: pic.twitter.com/B0i5tQIEEz
It was Reus' first major trophy of his career, and the 27-year old's injury didn't appear to be too severe given that he actively took part in the trophy celebrations.
After 4 defeats in finals and 3 second place finishes, Marco Reus has won the first major trophy of his career pic.twitter.com/OM5bXzyfmo
- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 27, 2017
It's been a long, at times painful, journey. But @woodyinho finally has his first major title - the #DFBPokal :trophy: Congrats, Marco! #SGEBVB pic.twitter.com/uqzgipYQ2W
- The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) May 27, 2017
Marco Reus - Three Little Birds pic.twitter.com/5cVWXA5J62
- Muralha Amarela (@muralhaamarela) May 27, 2017
.@woodyinho, Congratulation :clap::clap: #Pokalsieger2017 #SGEBVB pic.twitter.com/hUC1aMHdu2
- Manu (@manulud2011) May 27, 2017
This is everything. @woodyinho we love you :yellow_heart: pic.twitter.com/haJeOEmCFo
- Dortmund America (@DortmundAmerica) May 27, 2017
However, reports from German outlet BILD say that Reus may well be out for six months after potentially rupturing his ACL.
Football's not fair sometimes: Report in Germany suggests Reus may have ruptured cruciate in the final and be facing 6 months out [Bild] pic.twitter.com/hfcct65y0b
- B/R Football (@brfootball) May 28, 2017
Marco Reus set to be sidelined for six months after picking up another knee injury in the DFB Pokal final.
Devastating for Reus & Dortmund. pic.twitter.com/GH5uhpEup0
- 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) May 28, 2017
Crucial ligament injury for Marco #Reus. Left facing six months on the sidelines. Certainly not leaving Dortmund this transfer window now. pic.twitter.com/LQ6Loj2NcW
- Nik Postinger (@nikpostinger) May 28, 2017
BILD: Marco Reus may have ruptured his cruciate ligament in the #DFBPokal final & could be out for six months. #BVB
- Bundesliga Spotlight (@BundesligaSpot) May 28, 2017
A real shame how such a talented player is riddled with injury.
More to follow.
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