Recovery going to plan, says Lahm

The 31-year-old no longer needs to use crutches and will go intensive physiotherapy as he steps up his comeback from ankle surgery

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says his recovery from an ankle injury is progressing as scheduled.

The former Germany star picked up an ankle injury in training in November and underwent surgery. He was initially ruled out for three months.

However, he is no longer in a splint or using crutches and can use and exercise bike following a course of intensive physiotherapy.

“It’s all going to plan,” the 31-year-old told Bayern’s official website.

“I’m going really well. It feels great to be rid of the crutches and in a position to go for it again.”

Lahm will now consult a specialist to build up his stamina to get him ready for action as soon as possible.

Bayern, who entered the winter break some 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table, face second-placed Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on January 30.

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