Nigeria international defender, Elderson Echiejile, has recovered from the muscle injury that ruled him out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil.
The left-back suffered the injury during Nigeria’s 0-0 draw against Greece in a pre-World Cup warm-up game in Pennsylvania on June 3.
Initial diagnosis of the injury showed it was a muscle tear that would rule the 26-year-old out of competitive football for three weeks.
He was replaced in the Nigerian squad by winger, Ejike Uzoenyi, as the Super Eagles reached the round of 16 in Brazil.
Echiejile has now recovered from the injury and has joined the AS Monaco squad in Klagenfurt, Austria for the club’s pre-season exertions for the 2014/15 campaign.
The first training session of the camp focused on ball work with subsequent sessions increasing in intensity. Echiejile was fully involved as he underlined his fitness.
He then took to Twitter to discuss his recent progress.
“First training session with my team #ASMONACO. Amazing feeling, good to be back with the boys. #Happy,” he tweeted via @EldersonEch.
Echiejile has been capped 40 times by Nigeria at senior level and has scored twice for the Super Eagles since making his debut in 2009