Germany striker Mario Gomez is returning to first team training with Serie A side Fiorentina five months after injuring his right knee, the club announced on Monday.
"Mario Gomez has completed his rehabilitation and can resume training on Wednesday with the rest of the team," Fiorentina announced on their official website.
Gomez suffered his injury in mid-September in only his third game for the club with initial predictions suggesting he would only be out for a matter of weeks.
The 28-year-old arrived at Fiorentina last summer from Bayern Munich on a four-year deal for a fee estimated at 15.5 million euros ($20.4 million).
He moved to Serie A after scoring 75 goals in 115 Bundesliga games for Bayern, but he had spent much of the 2012/2013 season on the bench.