Injury has restricted Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler to just eight Bundesliga appearances in 2014/15
Injury has restricted Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler to just eight Bundesliga appearances in 2014/15
Bundesliga

Draxler a step closer to first-team training

Gelsenkirchen - The good news keeps on coming for FC Schalke 04, with FIFA World Cup-winning playmaker the latest high-profile name to put his injury nightmare behind him.

The 21-year-old has been out of action since suffering a thigh strain 11 seconds into the Royal Blues' Matchday 10 win over FC Augsburg last October, but it now appears only to be a matter of time before he makes his return to full team training.

Kolasinac ready to rock

Schalke winger Sidney Sam is also on the mend after a stop-start first campaign at the club, while Bosnian defender

Sead Kolasinac

is showing no ill effects of the cruciate ligament tear that has kept him out of first-team action since Matchday 1.