It has been a long, long journey for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
The German centre-back hasn’t featured for the Blues ever since limping off the pitch against Manchester United in late April earlier this year as the 2018/19 campaign edged towards its conclusion.
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Since then, he has had to undergo knee surgery and has been trying to regain his fitness.
But it seems that he’s progressing quite well.
Just the other night, Rudiger played the full 90 minutes for the Blues’ development squad that faced Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Of course, he quickly took to Instagram to celebrate this landmark moment in his recovery process.
It seems that the Germany international just might be ready for some Premier League action in the near future.
And Chelsea could certainly use any reinforcements they can get at the moment.
After two games in the new season, the Blues are still searching for their first win as they only managed to claim a point against Leicester City in their latest bout.
The next game will see them face off against Norwich City.