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Hazard and Schulz Return
Ruhr Nachrichten reports that Thorgan Hazard and Nico Schulz have returned to fully training with the Borussia Dortmund first team, joining Manuel Akanji as the three players back from the injury report this week.
As we reported yesterday, Akanji returned after testing negative for COVID enough while under quarantine. Akanji’s presence was definitely missed Tuesday night in Rome along that makeshift backline, and he will definitely be a welcomed sight on Saturday against Schalke.
Meanwhile, the returns of Hazard and Schulz will also be ones to celebrate. Hazard, who only played in two competitive matches thus far at LWB before going down with a hamstring injury against Monchengladbach, should feature for Dortmund at that wingback position moving forward. Meanwhile, Schulz is coming back after missing a whole month with leg injuries and he should provide additional winback depth. What this means for someone like Felix Passlack remains to be seen, but the return of those two might mean a drop in minutes.
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