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Germany's Marco Reus injures ankle in friendly

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Germany have taken another hit.

Micha Will

Marco Reus injured his ankle in Germany's friendly against Armenia and now his status for the World Cup is in doubt. The Untied States plays Germany in their final group stage match.

Reus completely rolled his ankle and immediately went to the ground in pain. He grabbed his ankle and after the doctors took a look at him, he was helped off the field, but did not put any weight on his injured leg. He went straight down the tunnel and Germany brought on Lukas Podolski to replace him.

Germany were counting on a big tournament for Reus this summer. They lack a true striker, aside from the 36-year-old Miroslav Klose, and had planned on getting much of their goalscoring from their midfield. Reus was obviously going to be a major part of that, but now his World Cup is in question.

Germany were already dealing with their share of injuries. Ilkay Gundogan and Lars Bender were ruled out of the World Cup with injuries and Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira were all struggling to get fit. Now Reus is hurt too and all of a sudden, Germany don't look nearly as imposing as they did in December when they were drawn into the Americans' group.