The attacking midfielder tore ankle ligaments in Germany’s final warm-up match against Armenia on Friday night. The German Football Association (DBF) announced on Saturday morning that the 25-year-old faces a lay-off of six to seven weeks, meaning he will not be fit for the World Cup, shattering.
“I really don’t know how I am meant to find the words to express how I am currently feeling,” Reus wrote on Borussia Dortmund’s official website. “A dream has ended from one second to the next.
“But I have got to look forwards and be very professional about my rehabilitation because life must go on. I will come back, even stronger than I was. My best wishes now go to the whole team and that they reach our goals without me.