Shinji Kagawa has returned to training with Sint-Truiden following an injury he sustained prior to the World Cup break. In a post by UDN Sports on twitter, the 33 year-old was confirmed to be travelling back to Belgium after surgery on his injured foot. Kagawa was expected to be out until after the World Cup break, so Sint-Truiden will be delighted that there hasn’t been any further setbacks in his recovery.
The former Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder joined the Canaries half way through last season on a free. So far this season he has made 12 appearances, scoring twice, including a goal directly from a corner.
Sint-Truiden’s Japanese ownership means the club has had a history of bringing in Japanese players from the J League and elsewhere in Europe. Shinji Okazaki joined the club in the summer, while they also have young midfielder Daiki Hashioka as well.
Despite a strong 2021/2022 season and a good start this year, head coach Bernd Hollerbach and the club announced that they will be parting ways at the end of this campaign.