Some players go through their entire careers without picking up an injury of note.
Others, like Marco Reus, simply can’t catch a break. Actually, scrap that, they’re far too good at catching breaks.
The Germany international missed out on selection for the World Cup squad in 2014 and European Championships two years later due to injury.
Now Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that, with the next World Cup just one year away, Reus is facing ‘several months’ out with a partial tear of the cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The 27-year-old started the German Cup final win against Eintracht Frankfurt but was forced off in the 45th minute.
A statement on Dortmund’s website read: “Further examinations will be conducted over the next few days to determine what course of treatment is required.
“With this in mind, Borussia Dortmund will not at this stage make any precise estimations as to the possible length of the player’s absence.”
But Reus’ latest injury isn’t just a blow for Dortmund and Germany.
Reus had been strongly linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea had all been credited with a move for the winger, who scored 13 goals in an injury-hit campaign.
However those plans will likely be scrapped now. Get well soon, Marco.