Paderborn - Marco Reus will miss the rest of the calendar year after the star midfielder tore ankle ligaments in the five-time Bundesliga champions’ 2-2 draw with SC Paderborn 07 on Matchday 12.
Fourth injury in five months
The German international was left in a crumpled heap following a 50/50 challenge with former BVB player Marvin Bakalorz, which resulted in Reus turning his right ankle in agonising fashion. "It was a horrific moment," said head coach Jürgen Klopp following the game. "It's a red card. A draw in Paderborn isn't that dramatic, but the loss of Reus is harder to accept."
It stands as the 25-year-old’s fourth injury in the space of five months and the scenes were reminiscent of those witnessed in Germany’s friendly win over Armenia back in June in which Reus tore ligaments in his left ankle, ruling him out of the
’s 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning campaign. The wily winger then suffered a similar injury after tangling with an opposing player in Germany’s narrow win over Scotland in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in September, before being ruled out of the most recent international break after sustaining an ankle knock in the 1-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 11.