Major League Soccer’s 2010 MVP David Ferreira was back in training with FC Dallas on Tuesday morning.
The 32-year old Colombian playmaker has been sidelined since breaking his leg against the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 23 but is well on the way to recovering after taking part in exercises for almost an hour at Pizza Hut Park whilst his teammates practiced on the pitch proper.
Dallas boss Schellas Hyndman said it was great to see Ferreira back out on the pitch and targeted a September return for his star player.
“He’s been with the boys in the locker room, and so this is the first time he has been out," he said.
“First of all, I think he is really happy with how well the team has done in his absence. He wants to come back to a team that’s successful and as he goes through the rehab — I know it was great to see him out there.
“The next step is for him to get his boots and get him training and then, of course, the final step is to get him on the field,” Hyndman added.
“We could have claimed him ‘season-ending injury’ and gone out and got another player, but we believed that we may get him back in September.”