On Tuesday morning Borussia Dortmund received a major boost as the attacking duo Erling Haaland and Marco Reus returned to full training following injury.
“It is a very positive signal,” sporting director Michael Zorc toldabout the return of the Dortmund captain.
As the Matchday 31 game at Fortuna Düsseldorf this weekend is coming too soon for Germany international, it is expected that Haaland will be part of the squad.
“Training himself to make that match,” Zorc said.
Reus missed 12 competitive games on February 4 due to a thigh muscle injury sustained in the 16-defeat DFB Cup Round to Werder Bremen. During the coronavirus-enforced pause, the 31-year-old changed his recovery regimen to “recover fully from the injury and get my body into even better shape.
A statement on the Dortmund website said Reus will gradually participate in more training sessions as he returns to full fitness.
Haaland, meanwhile, hasn’t played on the side of Lucien Favre since being replaced with a knee injury in the 72nd minute of BVB’s 1-0 loss on Matchday 28 to Bayern Munich.
However, with the rest of the first team unscathed, both players are now back on the practice pitches and were able to complete the full session.