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Reus’ injury woes continues

Reus`s injury woes continues. Photo : Getty Images
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Marco Reus is facing six months out after rupturing his cruciate ligament

Marco Reus is facing six months out after rupturing his cruciate ligament in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal final.

Reus, 27, went off at half-time with the injury and according to a report in Bild, he is likely to be out for atleast 6 months.

‘Reus received a knock when running into the box,’ manager Thomas Tuchel explained in his post-match news conference.

‘Maybe it’s a bit of anterior cruciate ligament. You’ll have to ask the doctor. It doesn’t matter today,’ Reus said on ARD during the post-match celebrations.

Reus has only made 17 Bundesliga appearances this season and this injury is just the latest setback for Reus who has been beset by problems ever since being ruled out of the 2014 World Cup.

Ousmane Dembele gave Dortmund an early lead, only for Ante Rebic to equalise. The Dortmund winner came from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who converted a penalty midway through the second half to secure the German Cup for Dortmund.

The DFB Pokal win was Reus’ first major trophy after going down in the finals​ three times previously, finishing as a Bundesliga runner-up on three occasions and losing a Champions League final in 2013.