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Dortmund defender returns to training one month after bomb attack on team bus

Marc Bartra is moving closer to a comeback from his wrist injury.

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra.
Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra.

MARC BARTRA HAS resumed full training a month after suffering a wrist injury in the bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus on 11 April.

The Spain international was the only player to sustain significant injuries in the blast — which occurred prior to the Champions League quarter-final first leg with Monaco — as he suffered a fractured right wrist and required surgery to repair the damage.

Bartra had already posted a video on Twitter on Sunday showing him taking part in a rigorous workout in the sand and he has now taken another step toward his comeback by joining his team-mates on the training pitch today.

The 26-year-old’s return to regular training is a boost for Dortmund ahead of the final games of the 2016-17 campaign, with Dortmund still fighting for a top-three finish to secure direct qualification for the Champions League and the DFB Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt on the horizon later this month.

The former Barcelona centre-back has made 29 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring one goal.

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