Coach Edin Terzic stated on Friday that Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus will play against league leader Union Berlin on Sunday.
Terzic revealed at the pre-match press conference that Reus, who has been out since being stretchered off the field with an injured ankle against Schalke in mid-September, was ready to return but might start from the bench.
“Marco was in outstanding form. He not only created plenty for us, but he also finished (several chances).
“Whether he’s ready for the starting XI, we will see.
“Marco Reus is an important factor for us. We’ve missed our captain. We’re glad to have him back.”
Several other Dortmund players are under an injury cloud heading into the game, including Anthony Modeste, Thomas Meunier and Rafa Guerreiro.
“They’re working very consistently, they’ve managed to do it excellently, without spending much money on the transfer market” Terzic said.
“Everyone knows their role in the team. (They have) unbelievable support, especially in home games – and that’s a really good mix upon which to build success.
“It’s always difficult to play away at Union – that’s something we’ve experienced in recent years.”
Dortmund have lost two of its three games away at Union since the latter was promoted to the top division ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Multiple Bayern Munich players also set to return from Injury
According to Sport Bild, Bayern Munich did not hold a team session today, but rather a handful of players, which revealed a lot of information on the status of players who aren’t yet at 100% fitness, specifically their likelihood of starting in the upcoming match against SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Thomas Müller left the game against Viktoria Plze after less than 30 minutes due to muscle stiffness, causing concern among Bayern fans.
These fires have been quenched, however, as Müller completed a running exercise without incident, putting him in position to play against Freiburg.
Similarly, Matthijs de Ligt appeared fit after missing the Plze game due to adductor concerns, Serge Gnabry was fit after knee issues, and Alphonso Davies looked sharp following a bruised cranium from Jude Bellingham’s boot in Der Klassiker.
Gnabry and Davies impressed in an earlier training session and could even start on Sunday.