World Cup: Germany’s Reus set to miss Brazil 2014 after ankle tear




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midfielder Marco Reus during the friendly football

winger Marco Reus is set to miss the after suffering a partially torn ankle ligament Friday’ 6-1 friendly win over Armenia.

The 25-year-old rushed to hospital after twisting his left ankle just before the half-time break Mainz and a scan revealed the extent of the injury.

The Football Association (DFB) have said a decision be made as to whether the Borussia Dortmund star flies to Brazil the squad, who leave at 22:00 local time from Frankfurt for camp at Porto Seguro on .

seven goals 21 appearances for , Reus’ withdrawal would be a bitter blow for the Dortmund winger.

He has been in good form this season and is central to head Joachim Loew’ brand of attacking football.

“Marco has been in great form and a bad injury would be very bitter,” said Germany captain Philipp Lahm before the diagnosis.

Germany open Group G campaign against Portugal in Salvador on June 16 and also face Ghana and the USA in the first round.