Leroy Sane is a player you’ve likely been keeping a close eye on this summer, with the Manchester City forward making headlines throughout it.
The City star looked close to completing a massive move to Bayern Munich at one point until an untimely injury in the Community Shield win over Liverpool scuppered that move.
Tests later confirmed Sané had damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and would likely miss most of this season as a result.
That should have ended any potential controversy with Bayern Munich but, instead, more followed as Sané elected to go against City’s wishes on which doctor should deal with the injury.
He chose to head to Germany to be seen by Dr Christian Fink, the man who just so happens to be Bayern’s preferred doctor.
There’s since been a positive update on the 23-year-old’s progress as we covered reports Sané was training six hours a day and could even bend his knee at 90 degrees.
It now seems he’s ready to step up his rehabilitation, with Bild reporting he has completed the first part of the process and will now fly back to Manchester.
They report Sané underwent a final examination with Dr Fink yesterday and he said ‘everything is going according to plan’.
Sané has spent the last three weeks training four to six hours a day on his leg and as a result can now lift 15-20 kilo weights, as well as bend it 90 degrees.
That means he has finished the first stage of the process and can return to City, where he will ‘intensify rehabilitation’. Manchester City’s doctors will be working in consultation with Innsbruck’s on the process.
The next stage is for Sané to be able to walk without crutches, as he aims to be fit for next summer’s European Championships.