Bayern Munich newcomer Leroy Sané hit the ground running after returning to team training, this morning. The Germany international was sidelined after suffering a capsule injury to his right knee against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the end of September.
Sané has now recovered well in the expected time frame of three to four weeks. According to the club’s official website, the 24-year-old comfortably took part in intensive sprints and game forms, together with the group of players who didn’t feature in the starting-XI of the UEFA Champions League group stage opening win over Atletico Madrid.
@LeroySane19 is happy to be back on the ball ⚽#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/E0Uq4GjFI2— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 22, 2020
Per Bild, the winger was able to complete a 50-minute rigorous program that included short sprints at full speed, duels in the circle game and full power with the shots on goal. After training with head coach Hansi Flick, the ex-Manchester City forward put in an extra shift and worked on his shooting with assistant coach Miroslav Klose.
According to various news outlets in Germany, Sané is hoping to make a return to Die Roten squad for their next match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Whether he is deemed fit enough to start against Die Adler will be decided in the final training session on Friday.
Besides Sané, Flick stated that Juventus loanee Douglas Costa is also back “at 100%” fitness. The arrival of this wing-duo comes at a great time, with the Bavarians having Frankfurt, FC Lokomotiv Moscow and 1. FC Köln on their schedule for the upcoming English week.