Wirtz set for Leverkusen start: ‘He is fully fit again’

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Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Florian Wirtz is poised to make his full comeback against Bochum on Wednesday after overcoming a cruciate knee ligament injury. “We will only decide tomorrow,” Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso said on Tuesday. “Florian is fully fit again and he is with us. He also told me that he feels much better.” Germany’s Wirtz tore the cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and missed the World Cup. The 19-year-old came off the bench in Sunday’s 3-2 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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