Marco Reus: 1 of Germany’s Most Talented Footballers Whose Career Is Constantly Threatened by Injuries

Marco Reus: 1 of Germany’s Most Talented Footballers Whose Career Is Constantly Threatened by Injuries

  • Marco Reus has endured a lot of time on the sidelines due to numerous injuries he's sustained throughout his career
  • Germany's Marco Reus missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Euro tournament through injury
  • A report in 2017 showed that Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus suffered an injury roughly every 1224 minutes

Marco Reus is currently on the injured list, but it’s not something he’s unfamiliar with.

The Borussia Dortmund captain has experienced numerous injuries, many of which temporarily derailed his promising career.

Sports Brief looks at Reus’ stellar career and the injuries he’s suffered throughout it.

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Injuries have often temporarily derailed Marco Reus' career, but the German international doesn't let them get him down. Image: Dennis Grombkowski/ Erwin Spek
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Who is Marco Reus?

Reus is a 33-year-old German international who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Borussia Dortmund.

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Reus started his youth career at Dortmund and has spent the majority of his career at the club. Apart from a 3-year spell at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Reus has only played professionally for Dortmund.

Reus has also been in the national team setup since 2011 but has only represented German 48 times due to his injuries.

When did Reus suffer his first injury?

As reported by Transfermarkt, Reus suffered his first injury in 2010 when he twisted his knee. A few months later that year, he was out of action again with influenza.

When did Marco Reus suffer his last injury?

The Borussia Dortmund captain is currently injured after he damaged ankle ligaments against Schalke 04.

He is expected to be out of action for a month as a result of his latest injury.

How many games and days has Marco Reus missed throughout his career?

In club football alone, Reus has missed 200 games for both Mönchengladbach and Dortmund. He’s been injured for approximately 1200 games during his career.

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A report in 2017 noted that Reus picks up an injury roughly every 1224 minutes. That equates to an injury on an average of every 13 matches.

What is Marco Reus’ worst injury?

In 2017, Reus was injured for 220 days and missed 27 matches for Borussia Dortmund when he suffered a Cruciate Ligament Rupture.

Has Marco Reus missed any important international games?

Reus missed out on the 2014 FIFA World Cup after he suffered an ankle injury in a warm-up game. Reus scored five goals, registered three assists in the tournament qualification campaign, and looked to repeat that on the world stage. Reus also missed out on the Euro 2016 tournament after he suffered a groin injury.

How does Marco Reus deal with injuries?

In 2020, Reus spoke to Bulinews about how he deals with constant injuries plaguing his career.

"It's tough when you're injured. I don't think, 'OK, I'll be back in three months, and I have to do this and this'. I focus on each moment, on the next few days, to see how things develop. It's quite difficult during rehab because you can feel a bit down," Reus said.

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Marco Reus sidelined for approximately 4 weeks after sustaining ankle ligament injury against Schalke 04

Marco Reus is sidelined for approximately 4 weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament injury against Schalke 04

Marco Reus' hopes of playing for Germany at the FIFA World Cup have been boosted.

The player's participation at the tournament in Qatar was in doubt after he was stretched off during Borussia Dortmund's game against Schalke 04.

Reus had to be taken off on a stretcher in the 32nd minute of the game after he collapsed to the ground clutching his ankle.

Source: SportsBrief.com