Carlos Salcedo fit to make Bundesliga debut after recovering from injury
Mexico international Carlos Salcedo is hoping to make his Bundesliga debut for Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend after overcoming a shoulder injury sustained at the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Having signed for Frankfurt on loan from Deportivo Guadalajara in early June, the former Salt Lake City defender injured his shoulder in Mexico's 2-1 Confederations Cup victory over New Zealand later that month.
The injury required surgery, and Salcedo was expected to miss three months of action. However, the defender has returned early and is fired up for his Bundesliga debut.
"The specialists have given the green light," Salcedo told kicker on Tuesday. "The decision is now down to the coach."
After undergoing surgery in Mexico in late June, Salcedo began training with his new club in late July, and also flew in his private physiotherapist, Erick Rodriguez, in order to build match fitness.
"I wanted to work beyond the normal training routine, and that's why I was also on the pitch during the days off," Salcedo said.
Frankfurt and the club's coach Niko Kovac will travel to Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend as they hope to score their first goal of the season, and also record their first win.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.