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Reus and Bender join Dortmund absentee list

Published: Sunday 9 February 2014, 15.58CET
Borussia Dortmund have suffered another dose of bad luck after Marco Reus and Sven Bender both incurred thigh injuries during Saturday's 5-1 win against SV Werder Bremen.
Reus and Bender join Dortmund absentee list
Marco Reus in action against Bremen on Saturday ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 9 February 2014, 15.58CET

Reus and Bender join Dortmund absentee list

Borussia Dortmund have suffered another dose of bad luck after Marco Reus and Sven Bender both incurred thigh injuries during Saturday's 5-1 win against SV Werder Bremen.

Sven Bender and Marco Reus both succumbed to thigh injuries during Borussia Dortmund's emphatic 5-1 Bundesliga defeat of SV Werder Bremen at the weekend.

Dortmund's medical team, headed by Markus Braun, diagnosed Bender with a strained right thigh muscle, ruling the German international out for around seven days. As for Reus, he has torn muscle fibres, meaning the 24-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for his side's UEFA Champions League round of 16 opener with FC Zenit in Russia on 25 February.

This latest setback comes at a time when Dortmund's absentee list already includes Jakub Błaszczykowski, Neven Subotić (both knee), Mats Hummels (ankle) and İlkay Gündoğan (back).

Last updated: 09/02/14 17.10CET

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