Gio Reyna’s presence has been missed by both Borussia Dortmund and the U.S. men’s national team, but on Tuesday the American playmaker moved one step closer to returning to action.
Reyna returned to training with the Bundesliga club on Tuesday, ending an almost three-month stint on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury. The 19-year-old has made just five appearances for the Black and Yellow this season, scoring two Bundesliga goals and registering one assist in the German Cup.
Reyna suffered his hamstring injury while on international duty with the USMNT during September’s World Cup Qualifiers. Since then, he has been forced to watch as Dortmund crashed out of the UEFA Champions League group stage. Reyna also missed seven USMNT World Cup qualifiers, including the win vs. Mexico earlier in November.
Reyna has contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in 69 combined appearances with Dortmund since debuting in January 2020. Reyna also finished ninth in the voting for the Raymond Kopa Trophy on Monday, which is awarded to the Top Under-21 player in the world.
Dortmund currently sits in second place in the Bundesliga, one point behind leaders Bayern Munich ahead of this weekend’s Der Klassiker showdown. Dortmund has five matches remaining this calendar year before its winter break in late December.