Edin Terzic has given an update on the status of the five Borussia Dortmund players who are currently recovering from injuries.
Pre-season has started and Borussia Dortmund played their first friendly match of the summer on Wednesday, cruising to a 7-0 win over fifth division side Westfalia Rhynern. After the game, Edin Terzic spoke about the players currently sidelined with injuries, and gave an update on when they might be able to return to action.
"“There are five players who are not yet fully fit. Youssoufa Moukoko, Felix Nmecha and Karim Adeyemi, plus Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, who still needs a bit. And Gio Reyna, who unfortunately got injured again while on international duty. The guys are on a good path.”“Four of them will be on the training pitch (on Thursday) and then we hope to have them all fit by the end of pre-season at the latest. But especially with Karim, Youssoufa and Felix, we’re hoping that they’ll be able to participate fully in team training next week. But we will also be very careful with them.”"
New signing Felix Nmecha trained with the team for the first time earlier this week, but the game against Westfalia Rhynern came too early for him. The midfielder will now hope to make more progress in the coming days, and return to fitness in time for the pre-season matches against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and Rot-Weiß Erfurt next week.
The news on Karim Adeyemi will also come as a relief for supporters, after it was reported on Wednesday that the Germany international is a doubt for Borussia Dortmund’s upcoming US Tour. Adeyemi picked up a hamstring injury during BVB’s final game of last season, and has been sidelined since.
Youssoufa Moukoko and Gio Reyna both suffered muscle injuries while on international duty last month. While Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is still on the comeback trail, having undergone surgery on his injured shoulder in May. And the hope will be that the trio can return to training before long.