It has taken a lot of patience and hard work, but Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso returned to team training earlier today. Per FCBayern.com, Tolisso completed the initial parts of the training before moving on to a side session once the intensity level of the practice heightened.
It’s the next step to comeback for Corentin Tolisso. At the start of training for Bayern during the international break, the Frenchman completed parts of the team training on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since his cruciate ligament rupture in September of last year.
The 24-year-old world champion first made the obligatory warm-up rounds with his teammates and was then involved in some pass-exercises as well. As Bayern went over to the more intense part of the training, Tolisso moved to one of the side seats and worked individually with the fitness coaches on.
The fact that Tolisso has progressed to this stage is remarkable. In late January, Tolisso commented that he wanted to return to the pitch in March and the 24-year-old French World Cup winner has done just that. As he works to regain his physical strength and fitness, Tolisso will likely start to ramp up his participation and intensity during training.
There is still no word on when Tolisso is expected to reach full strength, but this is a huge step on his road to recovery. As pictured, Tolisso did not have any brace or support on his knee, which helps show the progress he has made during his rehabilitation. Part of the recovery is the physical aspect, but Tolisso will also be re-building the confidence level in his knee in the coming weeks, which can often be more daunting than the physical rehabilitation.