Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus is expected miss action for the next four weeks after suffering an ankle ligament injury during Germany’s 2-1 win over Scotland.

Marco Reus, who missed the World Cup due to an injury, has been sidelined for a month after rapturing his ankle ligament during Germany’s 2016 European Championship qualifier win over Scotland.

The 25-year-old attacker suffered a similar injury during Germany’s final warm-up game against Armenia before the World Cup and missed the tournament in Brazil. Reus returned to action after a long layoff at the start of the Bundesliga campaign for Dortmund and produced an inspiring performance against Augsburg, where he scored the opening goal and set-up another in the 3-2 win.

Marco Reus started in the clash against Scotland on Sunday and was substituted right at the end of the match after he picked up an injury. Diagnosis has revealed a ‘partial tear’ and team doctor has suggested a one month rehabilitation programme.

“Team doctor Markus Braun on Monday diagnosed a partial tear and stretching of ligaments. The club expects the player to undergo a rehabilitation programme of four weeks” – Read an official statement released by Borussia Dortmund.

This absence means Reus will now miss the next five league matches for Dortmund, including the Ruhr Derby against Schalke 04. He will also miss Dortmund’s crucial Champions League match against Arsenal later this month and the away trip to Anderlecht. If the rehabilitation programme runs according to plan, Reus will return before Borussia Dortmund’s away trip to FC Cologne and Galatasaray, along with the possibility of featuring in Germany’s next 2016 European Championship qualifier match against Poland.