Leroy Sane has completed his first handful of training sessions as a Bayern Munich player this week after completing his transfer from Manchester City at the beginning of the month. He had just resumed action for City during the Premier League’s restart, making an appearance in their 5-0 thrashing of Burnley at the end of June, but since completing his transfer to Bayern, the focus has shifted to training and ensuring his knee is as healthy as it can be.
Per a new report from Bild, Sane successfully completed an endurance test on his knee during yesterday’s training session with Bayern’s physios and fitness coaches. He passed all parts of the test with flying colors, and most importantly, without any sort of pain. Some of the drills included quick change of direction at pace, jumping and sprinting drills, and match pace ball work. This is especially refreshing because earlier in the week when Sane was training with Niklas Sule, who is also recovering from a cruciate ligament tear, there were a few occasions where Sane was clutching his knee and looked to be in a bit of pain.
The fact that Sane was able to complete the endurance tests on his knees is a good sign for Bayern, even though he can’t play for them in the remainder of the Champions League. Hansi Flick will certainly want to have him 100% healthy and fully fit by the time the next Bundesliga season starts in September. He could also be available for the friendly that Bayern is planning on playing before their Champions League campaign resumes in August. Of course, Flick won’t want to take any unnecessary risks with Sane, but it could be a good opportunity to give him some match minutes, albeit in a friendly. Having him ready for the beginning of next season should be the top priority at the moment.