Former Bundesliga defender Sebastian Langkamp will make the flight east for Perth Glory's three-game road trip, but whether he suits up against Macarthur FC on Friday night for his A-League debut remains to be seen.
Langkamp signed on with Glory in January, but he faced a long delay in securing a flight to Australia and then had to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine.
Hopes of an early-season A-League debut were further scuppered when he fractured his wrist at training.
The 33-year-old centre back has almost fully healed from that injury, and he'll be part of the travelling squad for games against Macarthur, Sydney FC, and Newcastle Jets.
Glory coach Richard Garcia was tight-lipped about whether Langkamp would get game time against Macarthur, or be held back for the other two games.
"It's going to be his first game in quite a while whichever game he does play, so we want to be mindful of that and try to build him up like we did with (Kosuke Ota) and what we're trying to do with Jason (Geria) as well," Garcia said.
"His wrist has had time to heal now, and we're not taking any risks with it. So he'll still wear a guard. But we're comfortable the bone has healed sufficiently."
Langkamp's impending debut is a big boost to a Glory side that is yet to keep a clean sheet in its 12 games this season.
Geria made a sparkling 45-minute debut in defence during last week's gutsy 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets, and the one-cap Socceroo is expected to build up his game time over the coming weeks.
Glory striker Nicholas D'Agostino is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Macarthur FC have posted back-to-back wins to rise to fourth on the ladder, and they'll start as favourites against Glory at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night.