Stuttgart midfielder Johan Audel is ready to return to training after almost one year of injury rehabilitation.
The Frenchman sustained a serious knee injury last December just two months after moving to Germany from Valenciennes.
Audel, 27, has played just three Bundesliga matches for Stuttgart as a result, but he is now looking forward to returning to playing.
He told his club's official website: "I am well and I am now finally pain-free.
"I am enjoying being back at Stuttgart and I hope to be allowed to restart training with my team-mates in the near future.
"I would like to help the team as soon as possible. I am looking forward to this."