Marco Reus nearing return to full fitness

Borussia Dortmund and German midfielder Marco Reus is nearing a return to first team action after travelling with the squad to train in the teams winter training camp.

Marco Reus
Marco Reus has been out injured all season with a cruciate ligament tear

Reus, who sustained a cruciate ligament tear on his right knee in the German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt in May, underwent surgery in early June, missing all of pre-season and the first half of this season.

The Bundesliga official website is reporting that Reus has travelled with the rest of Peter Stoger’s squad to the winter training camp in Spain.

He is expected to take part in some of the training drills with the rest of the squad ahead of an anticipated return to first team action in February.

In other good news for Dortmund, Mario Gotze has also joined the winter training camp in Spain. Gotze has made a full recovery from an ankle injury which he picked up in the derby draw against Schalke back in November.

Dortmund will be in Marbella, Spain from January 3-9 and will be playing two friendlies as they prepare for the second half of the Bundesliga season. They will be making their return to the Bundesliga on Sunday 14th January with a home fixture against Wolfsburg.

After a good start to the season, Dortmund slipped down the table after failing to win in 10 games in the Bundesliga. The poor run of form was followed by the sacking of Peter Bosz, who was replaced by German Peter Stoger.

They currently sit in 3rd place, 13 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich. After falling out of the Champions League, the best hope for Dortmund will be to secure a Champions League birth via the League, and have a good run the the later stages of the Europa League.