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13 March 2018

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Elias Kachunga has returned to First Team training after knee injury

- Elias Kachunga recovers from knee ligament injury
- The attacker spoke to #HTTV about returning to training
- Watch ‘Kache’ in training as he joins his Town teammates

Elias Kachunga’s long road to recovery ended this week as he returned back onto the training pitch with his Huddersfield Town teammates.

The 25 year-old has been out of action since suffering an MCL (Medial collateral ligament) knee injury against Watford on 16 December 2017.

‘Kache’ scored his first Premier League goal in that match before he was stretchered off the pitch in the 19th minute after a collision with Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Since that point, Kachunga has been working hard with Town’s physios and fitness coaches before returning to training this week prior to the weekend’s game against Crystal Palace.

On his return to training Elias Kachunga commented:

“I’m really happy (to be back in training); I think it’s been a long time since I’ve been out and with the team.

“Last week I trained with the team and this week was the proper week with them on the grass. I’m really happy to be back.

“I think everyone who plays football knows how hard it is when you can only stay in the gym, train on your own and only go on the grass with the fitness coach to do your runs, doing all the stuff you have to do.

“I’m happy to be back with the team, to make jokes with my teammates and have fun on the pitch.

“We’ve got some really important games coming up. I think the next game against Crystal Palace is really important for us at home.

“We need the three points to make a big step in the right direction for us. I hope I have a good week and then hopefully on the weekend I might be on the grass.”

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