Last updated on October 20th, 2022 at 02:06 pm
Romelu Lukaku returns to training
Romelu Lukaku is on his way back from a thigh injury after being cleared to return to training with his Inter Milan team-mates.
The Belgian striker had been forced to take an extended break from the game due to the injury, but is now ready to get back into action.
Injury sustained in Europa League clash
The injury first occurred in Inter’s clash against Romanian side Cluj half way through October and resulted in him sitting out four major matches so far;
Serie A clashes against Verona and Lazio, an Uefa Champions League encounter against Borussia Dortmund, as well as the Milano Derby.
Anticipated return date
The 27 year-old is believed to be aiming for a comeback ahead of Sunday’s away trip to Parma while also chomping at the bit with reclaiming his place up front where he will be relied upon heavily by Antonio Conte’s side this season.
Previous recovery efforts
Prior to returning back into full training Lukaku has spent extensive time resting and recuperating in Spain, which according sports writer Gianlucadimarzio has included treatments such as dry needling, shock wave therapy and muscle relaxants.
All tailored for aiding recovery from soft tissue injuries of this kind specifically.
Regular digital check-ins with medical staff
Lukaku has remained linked with Inter’s medical staff despite being abroad attending specialised treatments throughout his recovery process after sustaining a muscle rupture that left him unable to play until now.
However it was clearly stated that he should regularly report any changes via email or video calls when deemed necessary by medical personnel.
Coaching methods geared towards recovery
Aside from utilising more traditional methods favoured by athletes – such as rest, ice and compression.
Experts have suggested that mental approaches such as mindfulness meditation coupled with low intensity exercises can be used alongside these approaches too for a faster healing rate.
Something Lukaku would have presumably utilised during his absence from Milan based activities recently.
Flexibility work focused on maximising performance levels .
The experienced international forward will now likely need to undergo additional flexibility work if aiming at reaching maximum performance levels ahead of potentially making an appearance next week;
While mobility regimes over the coming days can help better condition Lukaku’s softer musculoskeletal system before profiting off any meaningful action in games going forward.
Romelu Lukaku returned to team training with Inter Milan on Thursday as the Belgium striker recovers from a thigh injury that has kept him out of action since August.
Lukaku hasn’t played for Inter since picking up the injury to his left thigh during training in the days after his team’s Serie A defeat at Lazio.
However, he could be on the bench for Saturday’s fixture at Fiorentina and has a chance of featuring on Wednesday against Viktoria Plzen.
Inter will guarantee passage into the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare if they beat Plzen at the San Siro after getting the better of Barcelona in their last two Group C fixtures.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are five points behind group leaders Bayern Munich and currently sit seventh in Serie A, trailing league leaders Napoli by eight points.