Borussia Dortmund fans had to wait a long time for this news. Team captain Marco Reus has returned to team training on Wednesday. The 31-year-old is participating in parts of the squad’s training session as he eases back after being sidelined for over half a year.
Reus picked up an adductor injury during a Cup match against Werder Bremen in February. The midfielder was initially scheduled to rejoin the team on the training ground with the start of pre-season. However, BVB labelled their star player as out “indefinitely” at the end of July when Reus still experienced pain during certain exercises followed by rumours about potential surgery.
Teammates greeted Reus back with a standing ovation after the six-month break, local newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten reported. Thomas Meunier was absent after suffering a muscle tear during the friendly against FK Austria on Sunday. The Belgian is expected to return in two to three weeks time.
Mats Hummels and Julian Brandt were also missing from the 75-minute training session. They underwent the fitness test in the early noon after missing it at the beginning of the season preparation.