"Marco Reus' bruise is spreading colourfully over his thigh," said Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp during Thursday's news conference ahead of this weekend's match in Hamburg. "The physios are working hard to get him ready for Saturday, but he is doubtful." Reus suffered a knock on his thigh by a Dresden defender in the cup game on Tuesday, and while there is still a chance that Reus will feature four days later, Nuri Sahin will definitely be out with abductor problems.
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Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Dennis Erdmann has no place in football after the Dynamo Dresden player followed up his game-ending tackle on Marco Reus by taunting the Germany international.
Reus, 25, suffered a bruised knee in Dortmund's German Cup win at Dresden on Tuesday, limping off the pitch after only 24 minutes after an off-the-ball foul by former Schalke player Erdmann. The forward is now a major injury doubt for BVB's Bundesliga trip to Hamburg on Saturday.
Arjen Robben is on course to set a new Bundesliga record when Bayern Munich travel to Hannover on Saturday.
Should the German champions come out on top and Robben, 31, makes an appearance, he will have reached 100 league wins after only 126 games for the club -- a new record.
The Netherlands international -- who has scored 73 goals and created a further 45 in that time -- has both lost and drawn 13 of his Bundesliga games, while he has been a member of the winning side on 99 different occasions.