One of the biggest bummers of the end of last season was the serious injury to Julian Weigl. Weigl broke his ankle in a 1-1 draw with Augsburg in May. The timing of the injury meant that Julian then missed the DFB Pokal Final, and possible Confederations Cup action with Germany.
If you’ve been following him on social media, Weigl has been hard at work recovering and staying positive. He didn’t travel with the club to Asia so that he could continue rehab at Dortmund’s training facilities. But now Julian is with the club at their training camp in Ragaz, Switzerland.
Kicker has some encouraging quotes from Weigl on his return from this injury.
"Everything has been going well so far," he says. "I did not have any setbacks, the leg does not swell or get hot after training, which is very positive." Also BVB sports director Michael Zorc confirms that Weigl is fully in the Soll.
The timetable currently provides that the midfielder should be fully resilient after the start of the national league season at the beginning of September.
That’s a poor translation, and I’ll be honest that I have no idea what “in the Soll” means. But it’s great news to hear that Weigl is expected to be fully back in September.
Dortmund kick off the Bundesliga season on August 19th against Wolfsburg. The following week they have Hertha Berlin, then there is an international break before the match with Freiburg on September 9th. Weigl could be in contention for that Freiburg match.
Coach Peter Bosz will certainly be looking forward to having one of the best defensive midfielders in Germany back healthy in the Dortmund squad.