In the 159th Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, BVB captain Marco Reus had to be substituted in the 32nd minute due to injury. BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl gave a slightly better prognosis than at first feared.
"It was a shock for us all yesterday when we saw what happened. Today I can give a little bit of an all-clear. The medical tests we did on Saturday did not show a fracture. He has suffered an ankle ligament injury. Marco will be ruled out for three to four weeks and then hopefully be available again," said Kehl in the TV show "Doppelpass" on Sport 1 on Sunday.
The Bundesliga now enters an international break. BVB’s next game is away to 1. FC Cologne on 1 October.