Time is running out for Marco Reus and his World Cup hopes

Once again, Marco Reus has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad ahead of their Champions League clash against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday. A recurring ankle injury has kept him out of action since September 14th. With the World Cup fast approaching, it’s unsure whether Reus will make the Germany squad. 

Before last weekend’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt, BVB head coach Edin Terzić admitted: “There’s still a big question mark,” hanging over Reus’s name. Terzić had hoped that the 33-year-old would be able to join up with the squad for the game in Frankfurt but his injury appears to be taking longer to heal than it was first thought. 

With such little playing time over the past few months, two big questions remained unanswered. Will Reus be fit for the World Cup and will he make the team despite minimum playing time? 

Before German head coach Hansi Flick names his squad on November 10th, there is an English week in the Bundesliga. Should Reus be fit enough for those three games it could be enough for a place on the plane. Right now, it looks as if it’s 50/50 for the former World Cup champion. 

GGFN | Jamie Allen

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