The anticipation was high in the United States when Giovanni Reyna’s name appeared on the Borussia Dortmund’s lineup sheet one hour before the kick-off of the Revierderby against FC Schalke on Saturday.
However, the about 365,000 households who tuned into FS1 that morning did not get to see the young American make his starting debut in the Bundesliga as he had picked a muscular injury during the warm-up. Belgium international Thorgan Hazard started instead, assisting and scoring in BVB’s 4-0 win.
Gio Reyna was back on the training ground on Tuesday, according to Ruhr Nachrichten, indicating that he will be available for Saturday’s upcoming clash away to sixth-place VfL Wolfsburg after overcoming hamstring issues.
The local outlet also reported that Axel Witsel and Emre Can, who missed the Revierderby due to injury, are increasing their workload in training which might see them back on the football pitch for the midweek match against Bayern Munich next Tuesday if not sooner.