Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus will miss Germany’s games against the Netherlands and France through injury.
Marco Reus has withdrawn from Germany’s squad for their upcoming Nations League games after picking up a knee injury.
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s dramatic 4-3 Bundesliga win over Augsburg on Saturday, but will now sit out his country’s clashes against the Netherlands and France next week.
Reus – who has 36 international caps – has been in fine form for his club this season, his four goals in seven games instrumental in taking Dortmund to the Bundesliga summit.
There were few surprises in Low’s squad for the double-header, with Schalke striker Mark Uth the only new face.
Low said of that decision: “We’ve been watching Mark Uth for a while now. He is dynamic, fast and offers a goal threat. Now we want to get to know him better.”
Reus will be disappointed at missing out on the chance to offer similar qualities to the Germany team.
He has, however, struggled to steer clear of the treatment table in recent years and knows that he needs to manage his body carefully.
Fitness issues kept him out of Germany’s World Cup win in 2014, with a forgettable return to that stage made in Russia over the summer.
The 29-year-old will have an important role to play for his country heading forward, though, with Die Mannschaft seeking to blend experience and youth.