Vukovic nears the end of ‘a long road’ to recovery from ruptured Achilles

Socceroos and KRC Genk goalkeeper Danny Vukovic revealed he’s just days away from returning to training with his Genk teammates after rupturing his Achilles tendon seven months ago.

Vukovic has been out of action since July, 2019 after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his left leg.

The 34-year-old’s injury could not have come at a worse time; Vukovic had just completed a superb season for club side Genk who he helped to their first Jupiler Pro League title in eight years, keeping 14 clean sheets in 37 league matches in a stellar 2018/19 campaign.

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Danny Vukovic celebrates winning the Belgian Pro League with his KRC Genk teammates

The horrific injury cruelled any chance of Vukovic backing up a sensational 18 months in which he featured in the Socceroos squads at both the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

He also missed Genk's return to the UEFA Champions League, where they were pitted in the same group as European champions Liverpool, Italian side Napoli and Salzburg from Austria.

But the former Hyundai A-League stalwart released an exciting update on his recovery progress early Saturday morning, announcing he’ll return to the training track with Genk at the start of next week.

The message - accompanied with a video of his consistent progress made throughout the many months of recovery – is a testament to the gloveman’s commitment to a gruelling rehabilitation regime.

Only three games remain in KRC Genk's domestic league season, but with the 2020/21 Jupiler Pro League campaign and a bumper year of Socceroos action ahead, there's plenty for Vukovic to look forward to as he continues his surge back to his best.

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