Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has returned to Birmingham City to finish the season with the Championship club.
The 22-year-old is re-joining Lee Bowyer’s Blues side after being out of action since October.
The Dutchman got off to a flying start at St Andrew’s and quickly endeared himself to the Birmingham faithful until suffering a ruptured thigh tendon that required surgery in early November.
The academy graduate undertook his rehabilitation work at Carrington and has now returned to the Midlands where he will build up his fitness and hopefully make his return to action in the coming weeks.
The Championship outfit have shared a video of Chong returning to the club today, which includes him popping in to see United teammate Teden Mengi in the treatment room.
Birmingham lost 3-1 at Bournemouth last night and Mengi was replaced just after the hour mark after he picked up a hamstring injury.
Bowyer will no doubt be hoping that Chong’s return can be a catalyst in helping the Blues steer clear of becoming engulfed in a relegation battle.
Birmingham are currently 13 points above the relegation places, but every team below them currently has at least one game in hand.
From the 13 Championship games Chong has played this season he has three assists to his name.
Chong’s Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season, but the club does have the option of extending his deal by a further year.
However, the Red Devils have not as of yet triggered that clause.
Tahith Chong’s return to the Wast Hills training complex has been well-received by Birmingham fans on social media.
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