Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marcel Sabitzer back in team training for Austria

Marcel Sabitzer (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
Marcel Sabitzer (Photo by ANP via Getty Images) /

Marcel Sabitzer appears to be closing in on his return to full fitness after taking part in team training with Austria ahead of their clash against Belgium.

Borussia Dortmund could be boosted by the return of Marcel Sabitzer after the international break. The midfielder took part in team training with the Austria national team on Wednesday, and could potentially make his return to competitive action during his nation’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Belgium on Friday, or against Azerbaijan on Monday.

Austria only need one more win to secure their qualification for next summer’s European Championship in Germany. And head coach Ralf Rangnick will be hoping for a quick return to action for Sabitzer, with several key players in the Austria squad sidelined due to injuries at the moment.

Sabitzer picked up an adductor injury during Borussia Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash against Paris Saint-Germain last month. He has been forced to miss each of BVB’s last four matches. But the hope will be that he can return to the squad for the home game against Werder Bremen following the international break.

Borussia Dortmund signed Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window. The 29 year old has made a total of six appearances for the Black and Yellows so far, scoring one goal.

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Julien Duranville, Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey are the other Borussia Dortmund players sidelined with injuries at the moment. And Edin Terzic will hope to have his entire squad available for selection after the international break.