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Socks to be him: Fiete Arp is rehabbing from another injury

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Fiete Arp’s first season with Bayern Munich has been crippled by a series of injuries, but he is once again battling back and his rehab includes training in socks.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

If one player has been piled on by the injury gods this season, it has been Bayern Munich’s Fiete Arp. While none of his injuries have been devastating enough to shut him down for the entire season, the 20-year-old has accumulated enough minor-to-mildly serious ailments to completely and utterly derail what could potentially have been a fruitful debut season in Bavaria.

Arp’s latest injury (knee ligament strain) occurred in the squad’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Braunschweig on June 6th where the youngster scored his squad’s lone goal. The forward is on the road to recovery, however, as he progressed to training in socks.

Working out with Corentin Tolisso, Arp shed his boots for some socks-on-grass action:

After the hard fitness unit over an hour, the €3-million attacker took his shoes off to cool down running, tossed his them to the side, and jogged comfortably in socks for ten minutes.

Overall, Arp has suffered three injuries and endured one long-term illness (12 days missed!) that have cost him to sit out an astounding 106 days so far this season.

After a productive and impressive preseason with the first-team, Arp has three goals and one assist in 10 3.Liga games this season for Bayern Munich II. Clearly, if there is a player looking forward to the 2020-2021 season, it is the former Hamburger SV man.