As reported by Het Nieuwsblad, Genk have received a boost with the return of Luca Oyen to training. Oyen tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee almost five months ago. Many believed this would be the breakout season for Oyen, with Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda having moved on there was a free spot on the wing. However, the teenager only managed one game in the league before his injury.
Since making his debut in March 2020, Oyen has gone on to make 53 appearances for the club, scoring twice. At just 19 years of age, Oyen is one of the hottest talents coming through in Belgium. The player hopes that he will be able to return to the pitch this season despite the severity of his injury.
Despite missing Oynen, Genk are currently 10 points clear at the top of the table, having lost just one game all season. Under new coach Wouter Vrancken the side have scored an impressive 45 goals in just 17 games, with the likes of Mike Tresor and Paul Onuachu leading the way. At the other end, the side have just conceded 15 goals, thanks to league leading Maarten Vandevoordt in goal. The future RB Leipzig player leads the league in save percentage.