The Werkself, who are staying in the same hotel as Brazilian Florida Cup opponents Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, kicked off their training stateside on Saturday with a unit either side of a lunch break and will be sticking to that regiment on Sunday and Monday as well. However, there was a setback with news that Donati’s fellow right-back Tin Jedvaj will return to Leverkusen on Monday after tearing a muscle in his left thigh. Speaking to his club's website bayer04.de following the first session at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Donati discussed his recovery from injury and the joy at being involved in first-team affairs once again. Question: Buongiorno Giulio. It’s great to see you back on the training ground. How’s your shoulder? Giulio Donati: It’s all good. I worked very hard in rehab before Christmas and the injury has healed well. Perhaps I could’ve been fit enough to play in the last match before the winter break but we didn’t want to take any risks. Now I can give 100 per cent again. Question: The injury happened in the UEFA Champions League match against AS Monaco at the end of November. You suffered a torn ligament in your shoulder. Donati: Yes, that’s right. I fell awkwardly when I was fouled and I noticed straight away that something wasn’t right, but I wanted to keep playing to the end. I couldn’t move my shoulder properly the next morning and had to rest it for a couple of weeks. It makes me feel even happier to get fully involved here in Florida.