Dortmund: Reus recovery going well

The club's sporting director confirmed that the 25-year-old is set to return to action as expected in September following his ankle injury.

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is recovering well from ankle ligament damage and should return to action as expected in September, the club's sporting director has confirmed.

Reus was ruled out of Germany's triumphant World Cup campaign after tearing his ankle ligaments in the final warm-up friendly against Armenia.

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It was initially hoped that the 25-year-old would return to fitness for Dortmund's preseason training, but further tests confirmed that the Germany international would be out of action for three months and would subsequently miss the start of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has now revealed that, barring setbacks, Reus' recovery is on track, meaning he could feature for Germany in its internationals against Argentina on September 3 and Scotland four days later.

"It [his recovery] is going well", Zorc told Germany magazine, Kicker. "We have to see how he withstands the pressure [on his foot]."

Reus won the German players' player of the year award for his Bundesliga performances last term, and scored  23 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund.