Ribery nearing Bayern comeback

The Frenchman missed his side’s Bundesliga opener due to injury, but he is edging closer to a comeback

Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery has stressed that he is on his way back after a knee injury and is confident that he will soon be fully match fit again.

The ex-France international missed the 2014 World Cup due to a back injury, only to then pick up a knee problem after making his comeback in pre-season.

Ribery consequently missed Bayern’s 2-1 Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg on Friday, but he is hopeful of making the Bavarians’ second home game of the season in two weeks’ time.

“I am feeling pretty good, but I still feel a bit of pain in my knee. Things are a lot better than 10 days ago, though,” Ribery told Bild.

“A return to the training pitch on Monday or Tuesday might be too soon, but I hope to resume squad training on Wednesday.

“Saturday’s game against Schalke comes too soon, but I should be good to go again for the next home game [against Stuttgart on September 13].

“I hope to be 100 per cent match fit again after the international break. I might miss two games now, but I hope to be fit for the remainder of the season. That’s my objective.”

Ribery made 22 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern last term, scoring 10 goals in the process.

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