As revealed by the Blues’ official Twitter account, Chong participated in a session today after missing his side’s last four league fixtures.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) April 25, 2022
The 22-year-old, who joined Birmingham on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United last year, sustained a hamstring injury during the club’s meeting with West Bromwich Albion earlier this month.
Before picking up this particular issue, Chong was forced to watch on from the sidelines for a considerable period after suffering a separate issue with his hamstring.
In the absence of the Dutchman, Birmingham have experienced a concerning dip in form in the Championship in recent weeks.
After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Nottingham Forest and Coventry City, the Blues would have been hoping to deliver a positive performance against Blackpool.
However, Birmingham experienced a miserable afternoon at Bloomfield Road on Easter Monday as the Seasiders sealed a 6-1 victory in front of their own supporters.
Seemingly on course to secure all three points in their showdown with Millwall last Saturday, the Blues were denied a win in stoppage-time as Benik Afobe rescued a draw for Gary Rowett’s side.
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Whereas it remains to be seen whether Chong will be fit enough to play a part in Birmingham’s meeting with Cardiff, the news that he is now taking part in training is encouraging.
During his injury-hit campaign, the winger has still managed to show glimpses of his talent in the Championship for the Blues.
Set to return to Old Trafford in June when his loan deal expires, it will be intriguing to see what the future holds for Chong.
If United manager Erik ten Hag is unwilling to hand the winger the opportunity to prove himself at the club, there is a chance that he could be loaned out by the Premier League outfit again in an attempt to further his development.