Real Sociedad forward Sadiq Umar is set to make a strong comeback this weekend after recovering from his latest injury setback, Soccernet.ng reports.
Having been sidelined due to muscular discomfort in Zubieta, Sadiq is now back in top form and ready to hit the ground running.
As per Marca, Coach Imanol Alguacil will have the talented forward at his disposal for the start of La Liga as Real Sociedad gears up to face Girona in Anoeta on Saturday, August 12.
Sadiq’s recent training sessions in Zubieta have been promising, indicating that he may even be fit to start the game.
Previously, Sadiq could not join Real Sociedad’s preseason tour in Monterrey on July 30, following a friendly match against Bayer Leverkusen, where he experienced discomfort in his right femoral biceps.
As a precaution, he was advised to stay back in Spain, but now it seems he has successfully overcome those issues.
The striker’s recovery has been closely monitored, considering the muscular problems he faced during his extended absence from the pitch due to a crusader injury nearly a year ago.
Real Sociedad have taken a cautious approach, providing him with the best care and rest to ensure he can participate in the upcoming competition matches.
Recent days in Zubieta have seen Sadiq training diligently. The positive evolution of his condition suggests that he might rejoin group workouts either tomorrow or later this week with the hope of being ready to face Girona.
Whether Sadiq starts the game or participates during the opening day will depend on several factors, including his own sensations, the doctors’ assessment, and Coach Imanol’s match plan.
Real Sociedad eagerly await these assessments to make a well-informed decision for the team’s lineup.
Sadiq moved from Almeria to Real Sociedad last summer for €20 million.