Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies has taken his first steps back on the training pitch after sustaining an ankle injury in October.
The 20-year-old was substituted off after just three minutes in the club’s 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 5, having caught his foot in the turf. He was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his right ankle, and the club expected him to be out of action for up to eight weeks.
“When a player with his quality is missing, it hurts,” said head coach Hansi Flick at the time.
He is well on the road to recovery now, however, after completing a 20-minute individual training programme at Bayern’s Säbener Straße training complex on Monday.
Bild reported that Davies first did some light jogging accompanied by the first-team rehabilitation coach Simon Martinello, before undergoing coordination drills and finishing up with a faster lap of the pitch.
If the Canadian continues to progress as planned, he should be able to return to competitive action after the winter break, which would mean a potential comeback at home to Mainz on Bundesliga Matchday 14 on 3 January 2021.