Mkhitaryan on road to recovery

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has returned from injury to do his first few rounds with the rest of the squad, Bundesliga’s official website informs.

The Armenian had been out of action since injuring his right foot in the five-time champions’ 2-0 defeat at 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 4.

Mkhitaryan’s return, even if only light training, is a promising sign for Borussia Dortmund, who have been deprived of a number of key players due to various injuries for much of the season. Marco Reus is also back in training after twisting his ankle while the first sight of Ilkay Gündogan on the field of play in over a year appears to be approaching, with the Germany midfielder a candidate for the BVB squad for their upcoming visit to 1. FC Köln on 18 October.

BVB winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, meanwhile, has suffered a minor setback on his road to recovery following a torn knee ligament, tearing a muscle in his right thigh. “He’s can do everything without the ball, but he’s going to have to be just a bit patient yet,” said coach Jürgen Klopp on the club’s website.

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