Copyright: Csaba Peter Rakoczy
Jannes Horn has been watching injured for months. The left defender of 1. FC Cologne but the support of coach Steffen Baumgart and closer to the return.
Cologne. Jannes Horn (24) is hot for his FC comeback! The left-back, who had to undergo hip surgery during preparation, should be introduced to team training bit by bit during the international break.
Jannes Horn: Good conversations with Steffen Baumgart
In the middle of the Fürth game, Horn told the DAZN streaming service: “I have had good conversations with the trainer and I can see that he is counting on me.”
The full-back was injured in the relegation second leg in Kiel (5-1) at the end of May, but initially hoped to get fit again with conservative treatment. At the beginning of July, Horn and FC pulled the emergency brake on the operating theater.
Not an easy time for him! “It’s brutal, that’s my first big injury. That’s why it’s extremely hard to watch from above. “
In the current episode of the club documentary “24/7 FC” Horn was accompanied on his way to the comeback – also in the MediaPark Clinic, where team doctor Paul Klein (54) gave him a weekly blood injection in his injured hip.
Jannes Horn left-back alternative for Steffen Baumgart
Half to the native Braunschweig as well as the warm words of those responsible around head coach Steffen Baumgart (49). “The whole team of coaches gives me the feeling that I am needed and that I should get fit again quickly. You like to hear that in such a tough phase. “
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After Horn had already trained individually on the lawn in the past few weeks, the next steps in team training should now follow. Then Baumgart, who also had to do without Jan Thielmann (19, gastrointestinal infection) and Tim Lemperle (19, ankle injury), would have to have his entire squad available for the first time!
With horn as a left-back alternative. After the injury from the former Wolfsburg player, the departure of Ismail Jakobs (22) from Monaco and the poor preparation of homegrown Noah Katterbach (20), Baumgart ordered Jonas Hector (31) back to the league start. If Horn is convinced, the Cologne captain could also become an option in midfield again.