Dortmund - A fresh examination of Borussia Dortmund central defender Neven Subotic's injured knee has revealed that he may well be spared a further round of surgery.
Hummels back on the training pitch
and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee during the Matchday 12 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg, posted a photograph of himself on
looking pleased following the latest tests in Straubing, Bavaria, which was then tweeted by his club:
The Serbia international will undergo further tests over the coming week to help determine an optimal recovery programme.
Further good news for head coach Jürgen Klopp is the ongoing progress of Subotic's central defensive partner
. The 23-year-old Germany international has been sidelined since picking up an ankle injury in November's friendly win against England at Wembley, but he has been able to resume light training at the club's winter preparations base in La Manga:
Borussia, who dropped to fourth in the table by the end of the
, resume their Bundesliga campaign with a home game against FC Augsburg on Saturday 25 Jan.