Another ankle injury rules Reus out for a month
Poor Marco Reus can't seem to catch a break in a Germany shirt.
After missing Die Mannschaft's triumphant World Cup campaign because of torn ankle ligaments from a friendly against Armenia in June, the Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder suffered a similar set-back while representing his country during a 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday.
In the 90th minute of the Euro 2016 qualifier at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Reus re-injured the same left ankle after getting tangled up with Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew.
While Germany coach Joachim Loew said that the injury was "not that bad", the 25-year-old's club have now ruled him out for a month.
A Dortmund statement on their official website read: "A scan carried out by BVB's club doctor Markus Braun at Dortmund's Knappschaft Hospital on Monday revealed that Reus suffered a sprained ankle as well as a partially torn ankle ligament and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks."
The blow means Reus, who is a transfer target for Europe's leading clubs, will miss Dortmund's Champions League opener against Arsenal on Sept 16 as well as their following match against Anderlecht on Oct 1.
He might also miss out on Germany's next two Euro qualifiers against Poland and Ireland next month.
Sources: PA Sport, BBC, Mail Online