Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere returned to training for the first time on Thursday, and admitted it was not an easy session.
The Englishman posted a photo with Theo Walcott on his Instagram page, with the accompanying message:
"1st day back was tough, not going to lie! But look who's back in his boots! #TJW #29Days #WilshWillBeReady @theowalcott"
Wilshere played one game for England at the World Cup, in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica
He has subsequently found the headlines in the last week after being pictured smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas, after manager Arsene Wenger warned him against it last year.
Wilshere will be hoping to step up in a similar way to Aaron Ramsey last season and the first part of that is staying healthy. A strong pre-season will be vital in making this a success.