Vaclav Pilar (r.) in action for the Czech Republic during UEFA Euro 2012. The Freiburg winger has 14 caps for his country and three goals
Vaclav Pilar (r.) in action for the Czech Republic during UEFA Euro 2012. The Freiburg winger has 14 caps for his country and three goals
Bundesliga

Pilar makes comeback after 14-month layoff

Freiburg - SC Freiburg winger Vaclav Pilar has made his long-awaited comeback from a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Double boost

The 25-year-old picked up the injury during a friendly for Czech Republic against Ukraine on 15th August 2012, and Freiburg's 1-1 friendly draw against Bundesliga 2 side SV Sandhausen on Friday marked his first game for almost 14 months.

Meanwhile, centre-half Vegar Hedenstad also returned after being unavailable since July with an abductor problem.

The pair's availability will be a welcome tonic for a Freiburg side sitting in 17th place in the Bundesliga table.