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Marco Reus stretchered off the pitch after ankle injury

Dortmund's French forward Anthony Modeste (R) checks on Dortmund's German forward Marco Reus who is stretchered off after sustaining an injury during the German first division Bundesliga football match between BVB Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, western Germany, on September 17, 2022. - - DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund suffered another injury blow on Saturday afternoon as Marco Reus suffered a serious looking ankle injury during the Bundesliga clash against Schalke 04.

The BVB captain appeared to have twisted his ankle during a duel with Schalke’s Florian Flick mid-way through the first half. He immediately grabbed his ankle in pain and received treatment on the pitch for several minutes, before being carried off on a stretcher to applause from the Signal Iduna Park.

Marco Reus has made an excellent start to the season for Borussia Dortmund, scoring three goals and assisting a further four in nine appearances across all competitions. At the moment, it remains to be seen just how serious his injury is. But with the FIFA World Cup just two months away, the hope will be that Reus’ injury is not a serious one.

The 33 year old has been forced to deal with several serious injuries over the course of his career, and has had to miss a number of international tournaments as a result.

Borussia Dortmund were already without a number of key players on Saturday, including Gregor Kobel, Mahmoud Dahoud, Sebastien Haller, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Mateu Morey. Raphael Guerreiro also missed the game, with reports claiming that he is currently dealing with a muscle injury. The Black and Yellows have yet to give an update on the Portuguese international’s fitness.

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