Bastian Schweinsteiger has been passed fit by the Germany team doctor to play against Portugal in his country's Euro 2012 opener.
The influential Bayern Munich midfielder recently suffered a succession of niggling injuries, and there were initial doubts over whether he would be able to participate in die Mannschaft’s first game.
However, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has now confirmed that the 27-year-old will be at Joachim Low’s disposal for the clash with the Iberian country.
"Bastian has no problems, no more pain," the medical guru told TZ. "He will be available but Monday will be the first time he can train with the team.
“He has a bit to do to get fully fit of course, but I'm assuming that he will be ready to face Portugal."
Germany lock horns with Portugal in Lviv on June 9.