Renato Augusto nearing return for CorinthiansRenato won the Paulista state championship last year
Corinthians attacking midfielder Renato Augusto has moved a step closer to a return to action following a knee problem, but it is thought that this weekend's league match against former club Flamengo will come too soon for the player.
Augusto, who left Flamengo to join Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga before returning to Brazil in 2013, had a 40 minute training session yesterday and came through relatively unscathed.
It is believed that the 26 year-old will join the rest of the Corinthians squad for full training on Friday, after playing in only six games this season to date.
Renato has three caps for Brazil and played over 30 times for Corinthians in his debut season last year.