Ribery: Life is boring without football but my injury situation is improving

The ex-France international has spent the past two months on the sidelines with an ankle issue, but is close to making his comeback

Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery has voiced his frustration with his ongoing injury problems, but insisted that his situation is at last improving.

The Frenchman has been out of action since picking up an ankle injury in his side’s Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk in March.

The Bavarians were initially hopeful that he would be fit in time for the semi-final against Barcelona, but Ribery missed out after suffering a setback in his recovery.

The 32-year-old is now slowly on his way back to full health, though, as he continues his rehabilitation under the guidance of former Bayern doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.

“My injury has been causing me problems for a long time now,” Ribery told Bild.

“It is all very frustrating and it annoys me. It is boring when you cannot play football.

“But I visited doctor Muller-Wohlfahrt this week for a check-up and my situation is improving. Things are a lot better.

“Everything is feeling just fine when I don’t put any pressure on my foot, although it still hurts when I am walking.”

Ribery has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this term, scoring nine goals in the process.