Created on 21-09-2008 at 00:00 AM
There was good news from the Bayern medical unit on Sunday as Franck Ribéry was given the green light to resume training on Monday, and is now expected to make his first appearance of the season in Wednesday’s DFB German Cup second round tie at home to Bavarian rivals 1. FC Nürnberg.
“We’ll watch him closely in training over the next two days and then decide whether to start with him, or whether it would be better to have him on the bench,” head coach Jürgen Klinsmann revealed to fcbayern.de on Sunday morning.
Three month lay-off
Ribéry had originally hoped to feature in Saturday’s Werder Bremen clash, but a hamstring strain forced him to delay his return from a three-month lay-off. The 25-year-old sustained torn ankle ligaments in France’s meeting with Italy at Euro 2008 in mid-June. “We’re all really looking forward to having him back,” commented Klinsmann.