Marco Reus (l.) went down clutching his left ankle after a tackle from Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew in the latter stages of Germany's 2-1 win
Marco Reus (l.) went down clutching his left ankle after a tackle from Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew in the latter stages of Germany's 2-1 win
Bundesliga

Reus out for a month with ankle injury

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfielder Marco Reus has strained and partially torn the lateral ligament in his left ankle.

'Unbelievable bad luck'

The 25-year-old, who missed Germany's FIFA World Cup triumph through injury, is expected to be out for four weeks, his club Dortmund confirmed on Twitter. The winger had made an earlier than expected competitive return after two months out in BVB's

2-0 defeat

to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 1, but then hit his straps with a goal and an assist on Matchday 2 in a

3-2 win

over Augsburg FC.

However, after a tackle from Charlie Mulgrew in the dying seconds of Germany's

2-1 win

over Scotland in UEFA European Championship qualifying Group D, Reus was left on the turf in visible pain. He was treated further on the sidelines as his Dortmund team-mate, Matthias Ginter, replaced him for the final seconds. Thomas Müller, who scored both goals at the Signal Iduna Park in the win over Scotland, said after the game that it was "unbelievable how much bad luck someone can have in their national team shirt - I hope he's not out for too long".