Elia back in team training
He is probable to play in the Bundesliga opener on Friday in Dortmund. "We have to wait and see how he handles the session but it looks good for Friday," said Werder head coach Thomas Schaaf.
Also back among his teammates for the first time on Wednesday was Predrag Stevanovic. The 21-year-old had to leave the pre-season training camp on Norderney early due to a knee ligament injury. "I am happy to be back all the way again. I hope that I can now stay free of injuries," said Stevanovic, who gradually worked his way back to team training over the last weeks.