There are many players who have too many injuries that prevent them from reaching their full potential. However, if we talk specifically about Marko Reus, his case is really unique. There are no claims to his playing qualities or statistics in terms of playing in the domestic league and European Cups. You can easily make sure of this by looking at the website with detailed statistics and results. The platform also presents the Bundesliga score section, and there you can see that Reus plays well in the domestic championship. However, he misses almost all major national team tournaments, getting magically injured before the start.
The injury before the victorious 2014 World Cup comes immediately to mind. Back then, he scored a fantastic 43 points with goals and passes during the season. However, in the friendly match against Armenia, the day before the departure, Mark was injured in a simple struggle. It was not super complicated and did not require a long recovery, but the verdict of the doctors was strict: two months of rest. That means he misses the World Cup. Before Euro 2016, Reus had a great season in the Bundesliga as well, as the player regularly increased his score, and then again, he got an injury almost before the tournament, in the final of the German Cup.
The injury before the 2017 Confederations Cup was more serious. At that time, the cruciate ligament in the right knee was ruptured. It was another injury with a long recovery process. The more surprising is that at the 2018 World Cup, the player came in almost completely healthy and in good shape, but the team itself was unable to defend its title.
Problems at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup
Not only injuries prevent Marco Reus from playing for his national team at a major tournament. As we can see from the player’s statistics on the profile site, where there are football today results, age takes its toll, and it is more difficult for him to bear the load. That’s why he refused to go to Euro 2020, saying it was too stressful a year.
That was the situation before the 2022 World Cup :
- normal, as for Reus’s level, season at Borussia;
- preliminary selection for the 2022 World Cup;
- getting an ankle ligament injury in September 2022.
The problem is that the 2022 World Cup was scheduled for the end of the year and so Reus is forced to watch football on television. Although there is almost no regret, because today results of the German national team would not have even made the playoffs. As a result, we have to wait for a new major tournament, which could be one of the last for Reus.