Reus' suffers injury scare

2015-03-05 09:39
Marco Reus (AFP)

Berlin - Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus is set to be fit for their forthcoming Champions League clash against Juventus, but his German Cup injury scare still left coach Jurgen Klopp fuming.

The 25-year-old Reus, who has already had two long lay-offs with ankle injuries this season, had to be helped off after only 25 minutes of Dortmund's 2-0 third-round win at Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday.

An examination revealed Reus has suffered no more than a bruised knee following a tackle from Dresden's Dennis Erdmann and is set to face Juventus on March 18 in the last 16 clash with Borussia having lost the first leg 2-1 in Turin.

But Dortmund coach Klopp admitted he was annoyed with his medical staff immediately after Reus went down with his star player lying prostrate on the pitch.

"I looked so angry because everybody looked at me like he had a broken leg. I am a simple person and if everyone looks at me like his leg is broken, then I believe that," he told Sky Sports.

"I hope next time they will inform me sooner when it is just a bruise."

And the Reus injury has sparked a war of words between Dresden and Dortmund after Erdmann suggested the Germany star had exaggerated his injury.

"He (Reus) ran into my knee. I used to play in the regional league and when you'd get a knock, you'd give it a rub and play on. I don't think it's like that in the Bundesliga business," said the defender.

But Dortmund's director of sport Michael Zorc slammed Erdmann for his comments.

"His statements are an outrage. He kicked him (Reus) off the pitch even though the ball was nowhere near him," said Zorc.

"Such things shouldn't happen on a football pitch, not even in regional football."

Dortmund's Italy striker Ciro Immobile, who scored both Dortmund's goals, had a marked face after the win which Borussia's director of sport insists came from an early tussle with Erdmann.

"There are matches where the fight is in the foreground. I have nothing against healthy, hard competition, but we need to make sure our creative players are better protected," said Zorc.

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