On Saturday the TSG had conquered a point at home against FC Bayern with the 1: 1. The former guest match of the record champion is almost one and a half years. At that time, the Munich in Sinsheim (1: 4) went completely empty. Relevant share had ERMIN BICAKCIC. The Hoffenheim defender had taken the TSG with 1: 0 in the lead, before he had been hurt a little later with a cruciate ligament tear.

Since then, the now 32-year-old has been around his comeback. Multiple reported the Hübner of progress, but again and again of setbacks on the way back to the professional everyday life, because the operated knee joint simply did not want to get used to the burdens and reacted with irritation or swelling. Just after this week after the Bayern game Bicakcic finally completed another big step towards comeback.

The next steps are not yet foreseeable, but that was a more important to be back in the circles of the team.

Sebastian Hoeneß

“A really nice story,” Found coach Sebastian Hoeneß, “Ermin stood again for the first time in the square and has taken the warm-up and the fitting forms.” Finally back in the circle of colleagues. “Of course that was an emotional moment for him, for me and for us as a team,” reports the 39-year-old, “that was a long time ago, he has shown that he is a good way. The next steps are still Not foreseeable, but that was a more important to be back in the circles of the team. ” Bicakcic has visibly enjoyed, on all training pictures had “iron-erin” a wide smile on the face. “He also picked up a warm applause and some hugs,” Hoeneß betrayed, “he left a really good impression and had a high pass quota. That was happy, now we hope that is not a single case.”

The role model for tireless stamina in the fight for comeback has bicakcic in any case right in mind. A few weeks before his cruciate ligament tear, Benjamin Hübner had also hurt on the ankle in the summer of 2020 and had failed well over a year. It was not until this January after 574 days after 574 days returned to the Bundesligarases for the first time, now the 32-year-old Hübner has extended his expiring contract until 2023.

Bicakcics contract also ends regularly this summer. At least in the cross-compineration to Hübner he is basically in the schedule. Let’s see if the already since 2014 in the Kraichgau Active Bicakcic continues his career in Hoffenheim.