Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund hope to have star forward Marco Reus back in action within the next couple of weeks.
Germany international Reus, who had previously played in every league game so far this season for BVB, was forced to miss the 1-0 victory at RB Leipzig on Saturday due to a knee problem sustained during training.
However, sporting director Michael Zorc is hopeful that Rues will be back in action in the very near future, telling ZDF: "We hope it is alight ligament strain and we hope that he won't be out for longer than one or two weeks."
Reus, 29, has scored 11 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, with his form a major reason why Dortmund are currently six points ahead of Bayern Munich at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, Zorc also dismissed suggestions that the versatile Julian Weigl could be allowed to leave Dortmund this month, amid talk of strong interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Former BVB head coach Thomas Tuchel, now I charge at PSG, also reacted coolly to suggestions that a move for Weigl was in the pipeline, adding: "I cannot talk about players who play for another club.
"Julian was a player of mine, but he is still a Dortmund player today. We are working hard to bring in a defensive midfielder."
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