Lewis Holtby returned to Hamburger SV first-team training for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone in January
Lewis Holtby returned to Hamburger SV first-team training for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone in January
Bundesliga

Holtby returns to HSV training after broken collarbone

Hamburg - Hamburger SV attacking midfielder Lewis Holtby has moved a step closer to a return to action after recovering from a broken collarbone.

No return date set

The 24-year-old, on loan at

die Rothosen

from English side Tottenham Hotspur FC, took part in full first-team training on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since undergoing an operation in January, the club confirmed via their official website.

With Holtby still wearing protection on his shoulder, no date has yet been established for a return to the HSV starting line-up, but the former FC Schalke 04 star managed to emerge unscathed from a training session in which he threw himself into several robust tackles. It wasn't all good news for Josef Zinnbauer's 15th-placed side on Tuesday, however, as

Rafael van der Vaart

was unable to feature at all due to illness while

Marcell Jansen

ended the afternoon session early as a 'precautionary measure'. Both are doubtful for Saturday's Matchday 25 encounter away to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

"Lewis Holtby was back in action again today!"