​Borussia Dortmund have confirmed via their ​website that forward Marco Reus has suffered minor damage to his right knee and will only be out of action for six to eight weeks. 


The German suffered what appeared to be a serious looking injury in Saturday's DFB Pokal final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. 

With a wretched fitness record in seasons gone by, many understandably feared the worst for Reus, but scans have confirmed that he has only suffered a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.


The 27-year-old will need an estimated six to eight weeks recovery time, and though that may see him miss the start of Dortmund's pre-season, he is expected to be fit for the beginning of the Bundesliga campaign that starts in August. 

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Whilst the news will come as a welcome boost to Thomas Tuchel, it will perhaps rekindle speculation about Reus' future at the Westfalenstadion. 


The Germany international has been linked with a number of top clubs around Europe in recent months, including Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal. 

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Fears that a serious injury could see him ruled out for six months led many to believe that Reus would remain in Germany this summer, however, this positive news about his latest injury could well spark renewed interest from clubs.


Despite only making 24 appearances this season, the Dortmund star has still proved a valuable asset to the team when fit, as he found the net on 13 occasions and added eight assists in all competitions.