Marco Reus may MISS the World Cup in Qatar after the Dortmund captain is stretchered off
Marco Reus faces the prospect of MISSing the World Cup in Qatar as the Borussia Dortmund captain lies on a stretcher in Schalke’s derby – with German boss Hansi Flick now sweating from the winger’s condition
- Marco Reus could miss Germany’s World Cup squad in Qatar after his latest injury
- The captaincy of Borussia Dortmund was in the derby against Schalke. taken away by stretcher
- Marco Reus rolled his ankle after trying to win the ball against Florian Flick
- The experienced German international has missed previous major tournaments
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Borussia Dortmund skipper Marco Reus faces missing out on the upcoming Qatar World Cup with Germany after being stretched to a stretcher in Saturday’s derby match against Schalke.
The 33-year-old Reus had to leave the field in the first half with help from Dortmund’s medical staff after a collision with Schalke’s Florian Flick.
The Dortmund captain has been plagued with injuries in the run-up to major international tournaments, and his latest injury has raised further concerns.
Marco Reus was injured during the Bundesliga derby against Schalke . on Saturday
The Borussia Dortmund captain rolled his ankle as he tried to win the ball back for his side
Reus unnaturally rolled his ankle as he and Flick both challenged the ball and he was left in tears as he lay on the turf being treated.
In the end it was decided that the German had to leave the field on a stretcher while four medical personnel took him back through the tunnel on a stretcher.
The yellow wall of Signal Iduna Park rose to give their long-serving player a standing ovation as Reus left the field to undergo more tests to determine the severity of his injury.
With just over two months to go until the World Cup kicks off in the winter, Reus now faces the prospect of undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process.
Reus had to be taken off a stretcher in the first half as Dortmund won the match 1-0
Reus was selected at the end of September as part of national team coach Hansi Flick’s upcoming Nations League roster for matches against Hungary and England.
Flick will now be sweating the fitness of the veteran winger who is one of the more experienced members of the youthful looking German squad.
Reus was left in tears when he realized the seriousness of his injury while surrounded by teammates
Reus previously missed Germany’s World Cup win in 2014 with an ankle injury sustained during a warm-up match that kept him out of the entire tournament before a groin injury knocked him out of the 2016 Euros.
The German then played in his country’s failed World Cup defense in Russia in 2018. He then chose to skip the next European Championship in England to recover from domestic football with his Bundesliga club.