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back Bundesliga | 07.10.2013 15:35:50

Reus and Bender to miss World Cup qualifiers

  • Injury blow: Dortmund’s Marco Reus will miss Germany’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers with an ankle injury
  • Sven Bender (r.) has also been ruled out with muscle stiffness in his back and stomach...
  • ...and Jonas Hofmann will miss out for the Germany U-21s with tendinitis of the knee
  • All three of them were injured in the 2-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach, as was Nuri Sahin (r.)

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund have suffered yet more woe on the fitness front after it was revealed that Marco Reus, Sven Bender and Jonas Hofmann have all been struck down with injury.

The news will come as a blow to head coach Jürgen Klopp, who is already without Nuri Sahin, as well as long-term absentees Sebastian Kehl and Ilkay Gündogan.

Two weeks to recover


The saving grace for Klopp is that the upcoming international break may be the ideal time for Bender, out for ten days with muscle stiffness in his back and stomach, and Reus, sidelined with torn ankle ligaments after the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 8, to recover.

The club’s possible gain is the national team’s loss, however, as both been ruled out of Germany’s upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Sweden. Hamburger SV defender Heiko Westermann has been called into the squad as a replacement.

Hofmann, meanwhile, is suffering from tendinitis in his left knee and also requires ten days to resume training, meaning he will miss the upcoming Germany U-21 games against Montenegro and the Faroe Islands.

Hummels suspended


Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has received a one-match ban after his sending off against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 8.

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