Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus returns to training pitch
Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus is edging closer to a return to action as he battles to overcome the groin injury he sustained in May.
Germany international Reus, who sustained the problem during the DFB Pokal final and missed Euro 2016 as a result, took to the training pitch for the first time in over four months on Sunday as he spent 45 minutes completing laps.
The 27-year-old, though, did not join in training with the ball at Dortmund's training facilities on Adi-Preissler-Allee.
Dortmund, who had initially said that Reus was due back in August, have yet to make an announcement on the player's expected return date but coach Thomas Tuchel told reporters on Friday: "He still was training without the ball, but he's a few steps ahead of [midfielder] Sven Bender, who wears a splint."
Dortmund, who lost 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, return to action on Oct. 14 when they host Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.