Frings Battles Back from Cruciate Injury
With the past season decimated by a cruciate ligament injury to his right knee, Torsten Frings has battled back to full fitness in time to join the German squad in their quest for victory in the Euro 2008 finals. He only managed thirteen games at the beginning of the season for Werder Bremen and last played for the German national team in the loss against the Czech Republic on October 17th 2007.
The player’s woes started back in the summer of 2007 after his cruciate ligament was damaged in a pre-season friendly. Although the midfielder made two attempted comebacks from the injury, both were cut short by a recurrence of the same problem.
Frings finally made a return to the Bremen team for the 25th game of the Bundesliga season, helping them go on a run of six wins in their last eight matches, enabling them to eventually finish second in the league table.
Torsten Frings is known in his homeland as a big tournament player and after having scored ten times in seventy internationals, he is hungry for action in a major tournament again after being suspended for what was to be Germany’s final match of the 2006 World Cup finals, in the semi-final defeat to Italy.
With his confidence sky-high, Frings thinks Germany are more than capable of winning Euro 2008, with Holland, Spain, Italy and France their main threats.
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