Niklas Sule reveals he had to go the extra mile in training in order to return to the pitch after a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule suffered a knee injury in the Bundesliga clash against FC Augsburg back in October.
It was later discovered that Sule had ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament, an injury that kept him out of the rest of the Bundesliga season.
After nine and a half months of being sidelined, the 24-year old center-back recently returned to action as he replaced Jerome Boateng around the hour mark in the 1-0 friendly victory over Marseille.
The German’s return is a timely boost for Bayern who are preparing to face Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League Last 16 fixture.
“I’ve been in team training for a few weeks now and have done a lot of work to even make it possible to play a few minutes today. It wasn’t an easy time for me. It took longer than I thought,” the official club website quotes Sule.
“I’m happy to be back on the pitch with my teammates. Of course, I need playing time now to get back to my old strength and then take the next step forward in the coming few weeks. If I’m needed, I’ll be there.”