National player Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund sustained a presumably serious injury after just 27 minutes in the 181st Revierderby against FC Schalke 04.

    The 33-year-old twisted his right foot in a duel and hit his hand on the lawn in pain. After several minutes of treatment, Reus was taken off the pitch on a stretcher to the encouraging applause of BVB fans.

    “His ankle didn’t look so good at first glance. I hope it’s less bad than it looked,” said BVB central defender Mats Hummels on “Sky”.

    BVB match winner Youssoufa Moukoko added: “Now we all hope that Marco isn’t too bad. I hope so and I’m praying for him. He’s our captain. When he’s on the pitch you feel better.”

    After all: BVB coach Edin Terzic does not expect Reus to be out for months.

    “It looks like the ligaments were injured. We don’t know how long it will be out for now, so we have to wait for more detailed investigations,” said Terzic on “Sky”.

    When asked if Reus would be out for about six to eight weeks, the coach replied: “No, we don’t think it will take that long. He had injured his ankle a little more often.”

    Nations League games probably without Reus

    The 48-time national player will almost certainly be missing at least in the two Nations League games in Leipzig against Hungary (September 23) and in London three days later against England.

    Reus had already missed several tournaments in the past due to various serious injuries. Among other things, he missed the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championships, and he had canceled the 2021 EURO 2020 for physical reasons.