Some great news emerged on Tuesday as RB Leipzig revealed that U.S. international Tyler Adams has returned to first-team training.
Adams last played for Leipzig all the way back in May and has been dealing with various injuries that have kept him out of club and international duty. A groin injury suffered with the USMNT back in March started this long stretch of miserable setbacks. Adams spoke with Once A Metro in October about his frustrations.
“Definitely a long, frustrating process,” Adams told OaM. “But one I’m determined to use for motivation to develop my game and take it to another level when I return.”
RB Leipzig are currently second in the wildly competitive and open Bundesliga. His path towards returning to the starting lineup will be an interesting one. The club have a new manager in Julian Nagelsmann that he’ll have to impress. They also have new faces in midfield like Christopher Nkunku to compete with. However, in his best form, there are few defensive midfielders in Germany who can impact a game like he can.
Here’s to hoping Adams has a successful return to the squad and a long period of fitness and can make his much-anticipated return to the USMNT in March.