USA international John Brooks (r.) has been beset by injury problems since joining Wolfsburg last summer. - © © gettyimages / Hitij
USA international John Brooks (r.) has been beset by injury problems since joining Wolfsburg last summer. - © © gettyimages / Hitij
Bundesliga

John Brooks makes long-awaited return to Wolfsburg starting line-up against Borussia Mönchengladbach

Wolfsburg defender John Brooks returned to Bundesliga action in the 3-0 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday, following four months out with a knee injury.

Brooks was making only his eighth appearance of the season, after a torn thigh tendon sustained in the the opening round of the DFB Cup forced him to miss the Wolves' first nine Bundesliga matches of the 2017/18 campaign.

The 25-year-old's last outing came in the 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig on 12 December 2017.

It wasn't quite the comeback Brooks would have had in mind, however.

He was taken off in the 29th minute, already on a yellow card and having seemingly just received his final warning from match referee Tobias Stieler.

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