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The defender made his long awaited Bundesliga debut for his new club after missing the first three months of the season with injury

After an agonizing wait, John Brooks has finally made his Bundesliga debut with Wolfsburg.

The 24-year-old center back, who made a €17 million move to the club from Hertha Berlin in the summer, had yet to actually make his first appearance in the league for Wolfsburg, having been sidelined for three months after suffering a thigh injury in the DFB Pokal in August.

Not only was Brooks kept from the Bundesliga, but also from World Cup qualifying for the United States. With the defensive woes the U.S. suffered in September and October, the center back's presence was sorely missed.

However, he made his return to the bench for Wolfsburg's 1-0 win over Hannover in the Pokal last Wednesday, though he did not play. Brooks then returned to the XI against Schalke on Saturday, making his league debut for the club in a 1-1 draw.

Brooks went the full 90 and was active, making 12 tackles in the draw. And he was excited to be back on the field after a long layoff, celebrating his return on Instagram.