Bayer's Jedvaj steps up recovery

Leverkusen - is on the comeback trail, returning to full training with Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Thursday.

Possible option for Hamburg

After training individually for the past few days, the 19-year-old was able to take part in a full team session, the North-Rhine Westphalian club announced on Twitter.

Jedvaj injured his thigh muscle during a winter training camp in Florida ten weeks ago, but it is hoped he could now be in line for a comeback when Leverkusen face Hamburger SV on Matchday 27. With Roberto Hilbert definitely out of that game due to suspension, Jedvaj's possible return would be timely boost for head coach Roger Schmidt. "He could be an option," admitted Schmidt. "But we've waited so long for him that we don't want to jump to conclusions." The Croatian, who

made his loan deal from AS Roma permanent

in January, has featured 14 times in the Bundesliga this season, scoring twice. His last appearance was in the Matchday 17 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt back in December.

The next step: Tin Jedvaj took part in a full team training session for die Werkself today for the first time.