It’s a sight that will warm the hearts of Socceroos fans. Robbie Kruse is back in training with his German club Bayer Leverkusen and they couldn't be happier.
And as this tweet says, the club couldn’t be happier to see him out there going through his rehab on the park with a trainer.
Kruse's World Cup dream was cruelly taken away from him when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee training in January.
The 25-year-old underwent a full knee reconstruction, scuppering any hopes he had of being part of Ange Postecoglou's squad for Brazil, which is named today.
One of the Socceroos' most consistent performers in recent years and a fan favourite at Leverkusen, Kruse's selection for the World Cup would have beena certainty.
Instead the former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory winger has had to work hard on his rehabilitation and trying to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.
The type of injury Kruse suffered can keep players sidelined for up to a year but his recovery appears to be coming along ahead of schedule.
The news is sure to be a boost to the Socceroos and Kruse himself as he aims to be fully fit in time for January's Asian Cup in Australia.
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