As reported yesterday, Niklas Sule completed a 25-minute session on the pitch at Säbener Strasse. A workout which largely consisted of some light running, it could be seen as a small step to full recovery after his horror ACL tear in October.
Given the recovery time from an ACL tear can be up to 7 to 10 months, psychologically, it is a big step to start training again, even though it was consisted of light running.
Bild reported today that the Frankfurt-native is looking towards the future with a positive glint in his eye. Sule explains after four months of working in the gym, a day such as his first training session helps him immensely.
Stressing how it was important for himself that his knee didn’t swell, Sule was happy with his knee’s reaction and surprisingly expects a comeback earlier than everyone thought.
With Bayern entering the decisive stages of the season and the European Championship on the horizon, Sule said:
The Euros is my biggest goal, but it is not the only one. In the meantime, I want to get back to help FC Bayern as quickly as possible and be an alternative at the finish race of the season.
He continues by saying:
I think I will be able to take the next steps in my recovery very soon and start working with the ball and do start/stops sprints. In my view, a return before the end of the season is realistic.
That Sule is positive for a comeback is expected, yet, pleasing to hear. Not only would his presence make Bayern Munich better but also increase Germany’s chances this summer. More about Sule’s progression is to come.