Robin Koch has handed Leeds United fans a boost with the defender posting an injury update on Instagram.
Koch has been out since limping off during the defeat at Chelsea in early December. BBC Sport reported shortly after that he was set to be out for around three months.
It was noted that he had undergone successful knee surgery. But of course, three months out would keep him on the sidelines until early March.
It remains to be seen if he can return any sooner.
But Koch appears to have issued a positive update on social media. The defender posted a clip of himself working on an exercise bike.
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That would obviously suggest that everything is currently going to plan. And that will encourage supporters given the defensive problems Marcelo Bielsa has had to deal with this season.
Bielsa was without Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente, as well as Koch for a couple of games recently. But the good news is Cooper has now returned and Llorente is available again.
Leeds fans will probably be expecting further hurdles to emerge. But while Cooper and Llorente are fit, some of the pressure will be off Koch as he looks to make a full recovery.
The Whites will obviously benefit from having Koch – who cost £13 million (via Goal) back as soon as possible. But given the standard of his strongest performances since his arrival at Elland Road, having him at his best is surely the most important thing.