AMSTERDAM – Oft-delayed by complications resulting from knee surgery, RB Leipzig striker Terrence Boyd says he is now aiming to rejoin full training in September.
The US international has resumed running after a few delays caused by a cyst that emerged on his calf during the spring. After needing to have fluid drained from near his rehabbed right knee a few times, he is back on the road to a return.
"They told me that my preseason starts now," Boyd informed MLSsoccer.com by phone from Leipzig. "It will be 6-8 weeks before I am back in full practice with the team.
"It seems like the end of the road [with complications]. I hope I can catch up with the team and get as many games as possible this season."
After arriving from Rapid Vienna last summer, Boyd was forced to start his season late due to a partial tear in his right ACL. He then scored three goals in eight overall appearances before fully tearing his the same ACL and the lateral collateral ligament in a December loss to Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt.
The promotion-hunting Red Bulls kicked off the new 2.Bundesliga season with a 1-0 road win over Shawn Barry's FSV Frankfurt on Saturday.