New captain Marco Reus handed positive news over injury

Borussia Dortmund have been handed encouraging news regarding Marco Reus' injury, as the player looks set to be back in time for the start of the new season.

New captain Marco Reus handed positive news over injury

Borussia Dortmund receive good news over Marco Reus adductor injury and the player is on course to be back at first-team training in mid-August, according to the club website.

Rampant recovery

Good news filtered out of the yellow shade of Westphalia this morning as it was announced by Hans-Joachim Watzke that hitman Marco Reus is well on the road to recovery and could be back before the start of the new Bundesliga season.

The club CEO briefly decreed: "There is nothing negative to report. Things have developed well.”

Reus has suffered from the very same adductor muscle issue since November, and those problems have continued to aggravate and annoy the winger throughout the remainder of the season.

It’s not just this season that has been harsh to the home-grown Dortmunder; Reus has been the victim of a string of injuries causing him to not only miss many club games, but also several tournaments for the national side — most notably the recent Euros, in which boss Joachim Löw cut the star from the side on his 27th birthday, along with Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi and Julian Brandt.

Manager Thomas Tuchel reported: "Marco's progress is in accordance with the plan we drew up weeks ago. He needs four weeks to get in shape alone, and will then return to first-team training by mid-August."

Silver lining

As a result of Mats Hummels joining rivals Bayern Munich as well as veteran Roman Weidenfeller not being first choice anymore, Marco Reus was named captain of his boyhood club.

On top of being born within the vicinity of the city, the maestro spent 14 years at BVB — 10 at youth level — including stints at Rot Weiss Ahlen and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Injuries aside, the appointment comes on the back of a fine season in which die Schwarzgelben regained their spot in the Champions League. The versatile 27-year-old notched up 12 goals and 3 assists in 26 Bundesliga matches; bested only by the departed Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Despite the positive news, Reus faces a race against time in order to be fit for the start of the season. Borussia Dortmund face Bayern in the DFL-Supercup on the 14th August and Mainz in the curtain opener on the 27th, with the first DFB-Pokal match against SV Eintracht Trier in-between.