Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has resumed running training three months after fracturing his ankle, the club have announced.
In February, the Bayern centre-back broke his ankle in training and saw his hopes of returning to the national team shattered once again, ahead of the Euro 2016.
On Tuesday, the 27-year-old returned to the pitch at Bayern's training facilities.
"Great news from Sabener Strasse," a statement on the club's official website read.
"After a three-month injury lay-off Holger Badstuber returned to the pitch on Tuesday. In the morning, he completed a couple of laps around the training pitches."
- FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) May 10, 2016
Since tearing his anterior cruciate ligaments in December 2012, the Germany international -- who has won 31 caps -- has only made 25 appearances for Bayern in all competitions.
He missed the rest of the club's Treble-winning 2012-2013 season and spent the rest of the next year regaining fitness to comeback for the club.
Since his return against Wolfsburg on the first day of the 2014-15 season, he has struggled with injuries.
Even if Badstuber is able to return to full fitness following this latest setback, he will face a battle to return to Bayern's starting XI after the Bundesliga champions signed Germany international Mats Hummels from domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Hummels and Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng, who are set to form Germany's central-defence at the upcoming European Championship, will also face competition from Javi Martinez when Carlo Ancelotti takes over next season