Exequiel Palacios is expected to make his return to training next month.
|Exequiel Palacios.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag|
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Exequiel Palacios could be back from injury sooner than expected.
The 22-year-old, who has been out with a back injury since November, is on track for a return to team training in the middle of January.
"'Pala' is doing very well. We hope that he will be able to train with the team again in mid-January," Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes told Bild.
Palacios has made six appearances for 'Die Werkself' this season, nothing up an assist.