Connor Lade took to the treadmill for his first run in months and he posted the video evidence to prove it.
Lade tore his ACL in New York's 2-2 draw with Los Angeles in August and had surgery later that month.
The Homegrown defender was in the midst of his best season yet as a professional in 2016 for the Red Bulls. Lade, a native of Morristown, N.J., has made 20 appearances and 16 starts for New York this season across all competitions.
He scored his first MLS goal on July 13, the game-winner against Orlando City SC. The defender has made more appearances than any other Homegrown Player in club history, with 73 regular season games played.
Lade's treadmill trot at the New York Red Bulls Training Facility is the first step toward him taking the field for the team in 2017.