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Akanji Returns to Training for First Time After COVID-19 diagnosis

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He should be healthy for the Revierderby on Saturday.

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Some good news today! Manuel Akanji has been cleared to do independent training for the first time since his COVD-19 diagnosis from two weeks ago. He has tested negative enough to train at the team grounds and if he continues to test negative later today he should be back to team training as soon as tomorrow.

This is great news for the team and Manuel himself. COVID-19’s long term effects are still unknown so any quick recovery is great news. Hopefully Manuel will be back to full match fitness as soon as possible. With the derby this weekend I anticipate Akanji will be on the bench if he is match fit. Two days of team training probably isn’t enough to get him with the team. With a true CB back ready with the team we shouldn’t have another unlucky match like we did vs Lazio as well.

Welcome back Akanji!