Marco Reus injured ankle ligaments late in last night's 2-1 Germany victory against Scotland, meaning the Borussia Dortmund man is a doubt for the next qualifier on 11 October against Poland.
After being assessed by his club's team doctor after the game, BVB announced that the forward is expected to be out for four weeks meaning he will miss the club's opening pair of UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures against Arsenal FC and RSC Anderlecht.
Germany have lost players to retirement and were missing regulars through injury and so earned some leniancy from the national press after an unconvincing 2-1 win against Scotland in the Mannschaft's first competitive game after their World Cup triumph.
"The German mission is self-discovery and renewal, given the retirements and several absences, which will plague the team for a while. A first impression suggests that more work lies ahead than just recasting a few positions," writes Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
"The world champions were vulnerable against strong Scots", added Spiegel Online and thanked "Braveheart Müller" for his two match-winning goals.
"Germany dither to a win", is the headline of daily Frankfurter Rundschau, which admits: "No one could seriously be surprised that the DFB XI is not where it used to be seven weeks ago in Brazil."
"Into a new era with two-goal Müller", said the headline in Süddeutsche Zeitung, but the verdict was merciful: "As expected the DFB XI did not start like World Cup winners, but given the circumstances and the numerous injured players, this start was quite reasonable."
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