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Lukas Nmecha reports in on comeback: "Slowly but surely."

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

rom his old stomping ground of Manchester, VfL Wolfsburg striker Lukas Nmecha has posted an instagram video of his rehabilitation work and vowed to be back on the pitch by the time Bundesliga play resumes for his club on January 21st. 
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VfL Wolfsburg striker Lukas Nmecha has spent the entire World Cup break intensively working his way back from a patella tendon tear incurred on November 8th. After intense rehab sessions in Antwerp and his former childhood home of Manchester, the seven-times-capped German international has reported in to note that he's "slowly, but surely" making progress.

Nmecha's injury came at a particularly challenging time for his prospect's in Niko Kovac's squad. Though the 24-year-old did register a tally off the bench during the matchday encounter in which he was injured, a prolonged slump of eight consecutive matches on-the-trot without a goal saw him lose his starting place to Danish center-forward Jonas Wind.

It can be assumed that the elder Nmecha brother will not factor in Kovac's plans for the starting XI even after he is once again fit. The VfL trainer has other options in the form of Wind, Omar Marmoush, and even Nmecha's younger brother Felix. Lukas can still likely hope to at least work his way back up to #2 on the depth chart as both Waldschmidt and Marmoush are heavily linked with outgoing transfers.

Nmecha announced that he would be reporting for the start of Wolfsburg's training camp in Portugal on January 3rd. Germany's green company team returns to the pitch against SC Freiburg on January 21st.

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