Bad news for Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus (25) was substituted after sustaining an injury in the 24th minute of the DFB Cup match away to Dynamo Dresden. A diagnosis is yet to be made.
The midfielder, who has recently been in a rich vein of form and has scored in five competitive matches in a row, was shoved by Dennis Erdmann near the Dresden penalty area and then took a knock to his left foot. Reus initially fell to the ground before hobbling off the pitch. The medical department gave the 25-year-old treatment on the sideline, but then signalled across to the bench that he would have to come off. Mkhitaryan came on in place of the stricken Reus.
It is currently not clear how serious Marco Reus' injury is. A precise diagnosis will not be made until Wednesday morning but it is a real shame given that the Dortmund-born midfielder has already spent several spells on the sidelines in recent months: he initially suffered a partial tear of the syndesmosis in an international match shortly before the World Cup in the summer of 2014, then he sustained a partial ankle ligament tear on 22 November 2014 in the 2-2 away draw at Paderborn. He subsequently remained sidelined until the winter break.
Marco Reus has featured in 19 competitive games for BVB in the 2014/15 season, scoring eleven goals and creating four.