Borussia Dortmund’s victory over their bitter derby rivals Schalke was tempered by a potentially serious ankle injury to captain Marco Reus.
Reus, who missed Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph due to an ankle injury, was stretchered off in tears in the 30th minute after a clash with Schalke defender Florian Flick. The Dortmund winger was visibly upset as he lay on the Signal Iduna Park grass as medical professionals rushed over. He was then carried off the pitch after a stoppage to play.
On Saturday, he thanked fans on Instagram for their well wishes saying, “I will be back soon! Congratulations to the team,” Reus wrote. “I will never give up.”