Jadon Sancho resumed training for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday as the forward draws closer to his return to the first-team following a muscle injury.
The 21-year-old completed sprints and ball drills in a one-on-one session on Sunday morning at the club’s Brackel training center.
Sancho has not played for Edin Terzic’s side since scoring and was later substituted after receiving the blow in the playoffs of Dortmund’s 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB- Pokal on March 2.
Gareth Southgate was unable to select him for England’s games against San Marino, Albania and Poland during the international break as Sancho was sidelined for more than a month.
He traveled overseas to undergo rehabilitation following his injury in March.
The forward was also absent from Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to former club Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Etihad Stadium. The second leg takes place on Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park.
Sancho, who has won 18 caps and scored three goals for England so far, hopes his recovery will increase his chances of being selected for Southgate’s side for this summer’s European Championships.
He could still feature in Dortmund’s last six games of the Bundesliga season, as they look to advance to the Champions League next season. They will also face Holstein Kiel in the DFB-Pokal semi-finals on May 1.
Sancho’s compatriot Jude Bellingham, who played against Manchester City in the Champions League, scored his first German goal in the club’s 3-2 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.