Grujic close to return after misdiagnosed injury nightmare

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Marko Grujic is reportedly close to making a return to Red Star Belgrade’s first team after missing a month.

The Serbia Under-21s international is currently on loan at the club after we signed him in a £5.1 million deal back in January.

He’s missed four weeks with a thigh injury, but the problem took on greater meaning after he was initially misdiagnosed by the club. It also forced him out of the Serbian squad that played Poland and Estonia – a pair of games in which he was expected to make his senior international debut.

“I finally did full training with the rest of the team so this is a big step forward,” Grujic said (via Echo).

“I still feel a slight pain. Also, I feel fear in my head but that’s typical in such cases. When I go into a full sprint, I’m afraid that something will break.

“But it’s not a cause for concern. I’ve done the training. The fans can expect that I will be fully ready for the derby. We’ll see if the coach gives me a chance.”

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The derby he speaks about is Saturday’s clash against Partizan – the most fiercely contest match on the Serbian league calendar.

Let’s hope he’s fit enough to play and ends up on the winning side!


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