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.

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