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Gio Reyna exits Borussia Dortmund match with injury after two minutes

Lizzy Becherano
Borussia Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna forced off the pitch just 77 second into the game.
Borussia Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna forced off the pitch just 77 second into the game. / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages
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US men’s national team midfielder Gio Reyna has picked up another injury.

The player exited Borussia Dortmund’s match against VfB Stuttgart just under two minutes after kick-off. Reyna walked off visibly upset, but under his own power. 

Just 77 seconds into the game, the midfielder planted his leg awkwardly into the group before immediately pulling himself up in pain. He attempted to limp on the field, before heading directly into the locker room.

This comes after recuperating from two lesions. Reyna also previously missed five months of action after picking up a hamstring injury in the United States’ first World Cup qualifying match on September 2. He remained on the sidelines for half of the season, returning on February 6. 

The midfielder made his first start a couple weeks later, starting on February 20 before being forced off again due to a second lesion. It was not as serious as previously thought, enabling the player to return just in time to travel with the USMNT for the final round of World Cup qualifiers and clinch a spot in this year’s edition of the international tournament. 

He was a key component of the American side’s success, playing in the matches against Panama and Costa Rica to secure a top three spot on the Concacaf table. 

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