The USMNT defender tore a thigh tendon just days before the start of the season, but he is in line for a comeback earlier than the forecast three-month absence after picking up training on Monday.
Look who's finally back on the pitch! 😀 pic.twitter.com/THznKNT6KH— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) October 9, 2017
The central defender became the most expensive USA footballer ever when he moved from Hertha Berlin to the Wolves in the summer, yet aside from a handful of preseason outings and his debut in the first round of the DFB Cup – when he picked up his injury - he has yet to make his first Bundesliga appearance for his new club.
Wolfsburg travel to Bayer Leverkusen on Matchday 8. That fixture may still come too early for the 24-year-old stopper, but a long-awaited Bundesliga debut is now moving even closer on the horizon.