Borussia Dortmund can hope for an early comeback from national player Karim Adeyemi. “There are clear steps forward. Karim will start training with the ball again in the next few days,” said coach Edin Terzic before his team’s top game in the Bundesliga against fourth-placed RB Leipzig in the evening (8:30 p.m. / DAZN ).

The 21-year-old attacker, who has recently improved in form and has scored once in each of his past four games, tore a muscle fiber in his left thigh on February 19 in the 4-1 win over Hertha BSC. “We have enough alternatives. But in the form Karim was in, every team would miss him. We hope we won’t have to do without him for much longer,” commented Terzic.

However, a comeback next Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16 second leg at Chelsea seems unlikely. In addition to Adeyemi, long-term injuries Youssoufa Moukoko, Mateu Morey and Julien Duranville are also making promising progress, according to Terzic.

Positive development

Marius Wolf could serve as a role model for the convalescents. After his heart surgery, which was made public just a few days ago, he is becoming a regular in November. “It wasn’t an easy time for him and it wasn’t an easy time for us because we didn’t know exactly how he was going to come back. But he’s blossomed completely since January,” said Terzic.

The football teacher also sees a positive development in the goalscorer Sebastien Haller, who is working on returning to the form of the past after two cancer surgeries and four chemotherapy treatments. “He feels healthy, he feels fit and says it’s getting better every day. He’s on the right track. We hope we can have more fun with him,” said Terzic.