Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed midfielder Marco Reus will be out of action for the next six months after rupturing his cruciate ligament.
The 27-year-old picked up the injury during Dortmund’s 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final where he was forced to exit the clash at half-time and is now staring at six months out, according to Bild.
“Reus received a knock when running into the box,” manager 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 himself added on ARD during the post-match celebrations.
Reus only made 17 appearances in the Bundesliga for Dortmund this term due to a variety of different knocks.
The win at the Olympic Stadium, which was sealed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Panenka penalty, did mean that the German ace picked up his first major trophy since joining the club, having finished runner-up in the tournament on three occasions.