Nigerian forward, Henry Onyekuru, has made a remarkable comeback to full training with Anderlecht, five months after suffering a knee injury. The talented striker sustained the setback while in action for Anderlecht during a Belgian Jupiler game on December 22nd, 2017, which forced him to return to his parent club, Everton, in England for rehabilitation. Onyekuru, brimming with joy, took to his Twitter account on Monday to express his elation about rejoining his teammates at Anderlecht.
“First day back in full training with my teammates. Back to finish what I started. #GodsPlan,” he tweeted.
Prior to his injury, the former KAS Eupen star had showcased his prowess by netting an impressive nine goals in 19 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht this season.
While it remains uncertain whether Onyekuru will have the opportunity to feature in the Belgian Pro League play-offs before the season’s conclusion, his return to full training could potentially position him to compete for a coveted spot in the Super Eagles squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, scheduled for June.
Onyekuru’s rehabilitation journey has been closely monitored by football enthusiasts, who are now eagerly anticipating his return to the pitch. His incredible resilience and determination have undoubtedly been an inspiration to both his teammates and fans alike. The 20-year-old’s return signifies a major boost for Anderlecht, as they strive to finish the season on a high note.
Anderlecht’s head coach, Hein Vanhaezebrouck, has been vocal about his admiration for Onyekuru’s talent, and the young forward’s return to training has undoubtedly brought a sense of optimism and excitement to the entire team. While it may take some time for Onyekuru to regain his full match fitness, his presence alone will undoubtedly inject a much-needed spark into Anderlecht’s attacking lineup.
Onyekuru’s journey to recovery has been an arduous one, but his unwavering determination and commitment to his craft have undoubtedly paid off. Football fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting his return to the pitch, and it remains to be seen how his comeback will unfold in the coming weeks.