After a lengthy stateside recovery from his latest injury stretched into the summer, USMNT and Borussia Dortmund starlet Giovanni Reyna finally returned to the team, to continue in their ongoing pre-season preparations.
BVB confirmed The 19 year-old’s return to the their pre-season program on Sunday morning, as head coach Edin Terzic addressed their 2-0 victory in Dresden the day before.
Dortmund had been without several of their international players for the first ten days of camp, with most arriving at team headquarters on Saturday for their required performance tests.
Reyna had been rehabbing from his latest injury stateside, however it was confirmed that he arrived at the Dortmund training center on Sunday morning, and also completed the health tests necessary to join the rest of the team in their ongoing preparations for the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.
“It is nice when we are finally complete,” Terzic said while addressing the returnees. “Time is running, now there are barely three weeks until we have our first meaningful game,” he continued, referring to their DFB Pokal first-round game at 1860 Munich on July 29.
Dortmund’s social media accounts featured images and videos of Reyna working in the training room, further confirming his seeming return to full health.
The 12-times capped USMNT player last took the field in competitive action on April 8 at Stuttgart, when he was forced to leave the game after six minutes with what turned out to be a season-ending muscular and tendon injury.
BVB still have another three further test games ahead of their pokal opener, visiting SC Verl on Thursday, before heading to a training camp in Switzerland where they will take on Valencia and Villarreal in the nearby Austrian city of Altach.
They will play a further exhibition game against Turkish team Antalyaspor the day following the 1860 clash, presumably with not featured in Munich, then begin the Bundesliga season on August 6 at home against Leverkusen.