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When will Gio Reyna be back for Borussia Dortmund? USMNT star's absence explained

14:03 EAT 17/01/2022
Gio Reyna Borussia Dortmund 2021
The American star has missed several months after suffering a hamstring injury during World Cup qualifiers

Gio Reyna has been out of action for a number of months, missing some vital matches for both club and country.

The U.S. men's national team and Borussia Dortmund star hasn't featured since September 2021 as he's battled a right hamstring injury.

The question now is when Reyna will be available for both the USMNT and Dortmund. GOAL has all the information you need about the American star's injury.

Why is Gio Reyna not playing for Borussia Dortmund?

Reyna has been out of action since September 2 2021, when he suffered a hamstring injury during the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against El Salvador.

He hasn't featured for either Dortmund or the U.S. since, having missed seven World Cup qualifiers for the latter.

In addition, he's missed a vast majority of Dortmund's season, having featured in just three of the club's first 18 Bundesliga matches of the season.

When will Gio Reyna be back for Borussia Dortmund?

Dortmund boss Marco Rose has indicated that the club hope to have Reyna back at the end of January or early February, telling reporters: "Without wanting to promise too much, let's aim for the break after our game against Hoffenheim to get him fully fit again."

It is not clear if Reyna will be deemed fit enough to join up with the USMNT during the international break, which runs from January 24 until February 2.

Dortmund play Bayer Leverkusen on February 6, and then Union Berlin on February 13, so Reyna could potentially make an appearance in either one of these games.

The forward has had several false starts since suffering the injury, which turned out to be worse than originally feared.

The American dressed for Dortmund's match against Eintracht Frankfurt on January 8 but did not get into the match.

And, in the lead-up to Dortmund's match against Freiburg, coach Marco Rose said that, while Reyna is "on the right track", he still isn't quite ready to make his return to the lineup just yet.

Which games will Gio Reyna miss?

Rose has confirmed that the earliest we will see Gio Reyna back in action is the other side of the January international window. Therefore, he will certainly miss upcoming games against St Pauli and Hoffenheim.

It is not clear if USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter will name Reyna in his squad for January's World Cup qualifiers.

During that international break, the U.S. will face El Salvador, Canada and Honduras as they look to edge closer to their spot in Qatar. You can see the games Reyna is expected to miss in the table below.

Date

Game

January 18

St. Pauli vs Dortmund

January 22

Hoffenheim vs Dortmund

January 27

USMNT vs El Salvador

January 30

Canada vs USMNT

February 2

USMNT vs Honduras