Reus 'ahead of schedule' from ankle injury

The 25-year-old was dealt a cruel blow in the build-up to Germany's World Cup campaign, tearing the ligaments in his left ankle during the 6-1 friendly win over Armenia just a week before the tournament began.

Reus was replaced in the squad by Shkodran Mustafi and was forced to watch on as his colleagues lifted the famous trophy with a 1-0 success over Argentina in the final last month.

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