Per a release from the club official website, Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa has returned to training at Säbener Straße. The 30-year-old suffered a hairline fracture to his right-metatarsal, in the buildup to club’s Bundesliga fixture against Arminia Bielefeld. Just two weeks after picking up the knock, however, Costa has made his return to the pitch, completing a running session. Here’s the official account from the website:
Douglas Costa has taken the next step towards a comeback. The FC Bayern offensive player completed his first running session at Säbener Straße on Thursday morning after suffering a hairline fracture in his right metatarsal in training in mid-February. Costa has made 20 competitive appearances so far this season.
German outlet Bild was quick to provide additional details on Costa’s return. The Juventus-loanee completed a session that lasted for about 20 minutes, consisting mainly of lateral movements. However, the work out didn’t go smoothly as he allegedly felt pain in his foot:
The Brazilian tested his foot for 20 minutes. On the training ground at Säbener Straße, Costa completed a program in running shoes. He mainly did sideways movements - and they still caused him some problems. The short session was followed by a talk with team doctor Dr. Jochen Hahne outside the dressing room! The player on loan from Juventus Torino showed his injured area several times and indicated slight problems.
In spite of that, Bild assured that Costa’s rehabilitation has been going according to plan, thus far. When it comes to wing positions, and particularly Bayern’s wings - the more the merrier. With the Bavarians set to enter the most crucial part of the season, the Brazil international’s comeback will further solidify the wide areas of Hansi Flick’s team.