Borussia Dortmund

Gio Reyna out for the season with muscle injury

Lizzy Becherano
Gio Reyna exited Borussia Dortmund's match just 77 seconds in after suffering a muscle injury.
Gio Reyna exited Borussia Dortmund's match just 77 seconds in after suffering a muscle injury. / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

USMNT figure Gio Reyna will sit out the rest of the season after suffering another injury during Borussia Dortmund’s match against Stuttgart on Friday. 

The midfielder started the game, playing for just 77 seconds before planting his left leg awkwardly and exiting the field in tears. 

“Borussia Dortmund suffered three new injuries in last Friday's 2-0 win in Stuttgart. Midfielder Gio Reyna, who had to be substituted early in the game, suffered a muscle and tendon injury. The season is over for the American,” Dortmund revealed in a statement.

The devastating news comes after Reyna recently recuperated from two other issues. His injury-hit campaign has seen the midfielder feature in only 13 games for Dortmund across all competitions. 

The promising attacking midfielder previously missed five months of action for Dortmund when suffering a hamstring lesion in the United States’ first World Cup qualifying match on September 2. He sat out for half of the season before returning on February 6. Reyna made his first start on February 20, briefly playing before being forced off again due to a second injury.

Reyna returned to action 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. 

Now, his involvement with the USMNT at the World Cup remains in doubt. Reyna has just a few months to rehabilitate the muscle injury before the United States hosts training camps to prepare for Qatar.