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Marco Reus ruled out until April with a thigh injury

Borussia Dortmund will be without Marco Reus as they look to overturn a one-goal deficit against Benfica in the Champions League. He will also miss several crucial clashes in March, including the German Cup quarterfinal.

Borussia Dortmund said on Sunday that Marco Reus will be out until the beginning of April with a thigh injury.

Reus had to be substituted off just before halftime in Dortmund's 6-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, holding the back of his left thigh as he hobbled to the dressing room. The injury will cause him to miss Dortmund's second leg against Benfica in the Champions League Last 16 on Wednesday as well as the postponed German Cup quarterfinal against Sportfreunde Lotte.

"That is sad news," Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said after the Leverkusen win. "He has played very consistently and on a very high level for weeks. That is a big loss that will tarnish this win."

Reus has had trouble with several different muscular injuries since returning from a sixth-month injury in November. He has missed at least eight games for Dortmund in each of the last four seasons.

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