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The Belgian midfielder is on his way back after a lengthy injury layoff, even though a comeback still seems far away

Inter midfielder Gaby Mudingayi has admitted that a comeback is still far away at this point, but is pleased with the progress he has been making in recent weeks.

The 31-year-old, who joined the Nerazzurri from Bologna on a one-year loan deal last summer, sustained an Achilles injury against Torino back in January and has since been working on his recovery.

"It's going well. I've finally started having therapy now and next week I'll be able to take the brace off too. I'm happy because I'm finally starting to see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel," he told Inter Channel.

"It's going to be a while before I'm back on the pitch but things are looking brighter now.

"It's been a difficult period for me, I couldn't do anything and I basically spent a month at home. The hardest thing is seeing your team-mates train and not being able to do anything to help them.

"It's a shame the year's gone the way it has but now I'm just trying to get myself fit again as quickly as possible."

The midfielder has made nine Serie A appearances for Inter so far.

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