Scans on Monday confirmed that Yuya Osako didn’t suffer a bad injury in the game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim yesterday. “They ruled out any structural damage to the knee, but it’s still a painful blow. We will have to see how it is in the next few days. I don’t think that it’s out of the question that Yuya could return to training this week,” explained head coach Florian Kohfeldt.
SV Werder started the week’s training with some good news – Milot Rashica returned to full training on Tuesday morning. The attacker is back with the team after recovering from a knee problem.
Marco Friedl celebrated a successful debut for the Austria national team on Wednesday evening. Milos Veljkovic watched Serbia’s match against Norway from the sidelines as his team kept their dream of playing at the Euros alive.
Leonardo Bittencourt returned to full team training on Wednesday afternoon, having recovered from his minor ankle injury. The 25-year-old missed out on the session earlier on in the day, spending the morning in the gym along with Ömer Toprak, Niklas Moisander, Yuya Osako, Milos Veljkovic and Joshua Sargent. All six of these players will join up with the rest of the squad for this afternoon’s...
Head coach Florian Kohfeldt can now call upon Yuya Osako in the 2nd round cup tie against FC Heidenheim. The Werder attacker just missed out on being named in the squad for the match in Leverkusen, instead remaining in Bremen. For club captain Niklas Moisander, however, the Pokal tie is still too early.