Injured Reus insists rehab remains on schedule
Borussia Dortmund have released a statement claiming Marco Reus' recovery from a knee injury remains on track.
The Germany international suffered a partial tear of the right cruciate ligament during Dortmund's DFB-Pokal final win over Eintracht Frankfurt in May.
Reus underwent surgery 10 days later and is not expected to be back playing again until early in 2018, leaving him in a race to be ready for the World Cup.
Recent media speculation suggested the player had suffered a setback during his rehabilitation process, but Dortmund insist Reus is progressing well on his long road to recovery.
@woodyinho completely on track https://t.co/Svu9LklqQY pic.twitter.com/t3aOOOoF3P
â€” Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) September 29, 2017
"I'm completely on track with my plan. The rehab has been great so far," Reus said.
The 28-year-old was limited to 24 appearances in all competitions last season, although he still found the net 13 times.
"As a rule, recovery from surgery on the posterior cruciate ligament â€“ which is usually around eight months â€“ is known to take longer than it would following an operation on the anterior cruciate ligament," the club added.