Actually, Silas should not start training again at VfB Stuttgart until November. Despite his cruciate ligament rupture, it now seems to be going much faster – the Swabians could soon be back on their striker.
A lot has happened at Silas Katompa Mvumpa in the last six months. Both the outing of having played under a false identity and his cruciate ligament rupture at the beginning of April have shaken up his football world. However, there could be a return to the field prematurely for him.
With Silas, as he is usually only called, VfB Stuttgart was actually aiming for November to return to team training. Average schedule based on his serious injury. However, he seems to be ahead of this plan.
According to image the attacker could soon return to the field – and thus much earlier than expected. His advisor confirms this to the newspaper: “Silas has worked very hard. His knee is stable. He is completely healthy, our doctors and VfB have confirmed that. He will be able to return to full team training soon.”
That also fits in with the statements made by sports director Sven Mislintat a week and a half ago. At the kicker he explained: “He is doing well, is well in rehab. He trains hard. We hope that it will be shorter rather than longer.”
At this point it was already clear that Silas was “ahead of schedule”.
Of course, VfB will not throw him straight into the deep end. Too great the fear and the risk of relapse. The magic word is patience. So it is quite conceivable that the 22-year-old will get a week or two for his comeback. Time that he might not necessarily need, but that he gets squeezed into his eye to be on the safe side.
After all, his return would be a great sporting support for the Pellegrino Matarazzo team. That is why he should rather get back on board safely and consistently than risk another, then unnecessary, forced break. Then he will be able to spin again in the Bundesliga.