As the European seasons begin to wind down, every piece of injury news regarding U.S. internationals becomes relevant and stressful. Today, some good news from Germany emerged as Fabian Johnson returned to training for Borussia Monchengladbach.
.@FabianJohnson23 hat nach seinem Muskelfaserriss im Oberschenkel heute erstmals wieder Teile des Mannschaftstrainings absolviert pic.twitter.com/1IGJvHHw72— Borussia (@borussia) May 2, 2017
.@FabianJohnson23 parts of the team training has completed after his torn thigh muscle again today for the first time — via Bing Translate
The news from the club stated that Johnson had a torn thigh muscle that’s kept him on the sidelines since March 16. Nearly six weeks later he’s back in training and appears to be returning to full health just in time for the United States men’s national team ahead of their two crucial World Cup qualifiers in early June.
Debate about Fabian’s position with the USMNT still rages on and likely will never end. Thankfully it looks like he’ll be fit enough for Bruce Arena to finally take his stance on the matter in important matches. Will he play him on the wing and push someone like Darlington Nagbe to the bench? Or will he succumb to the temptations to use his versatility on the back line to allow for more attacking firepower? Arena has hinted on using him where he plays with his club, on the wing, but until the official lineup sheet with Fabian’s name is on it is submitted, we’re only left wondering.