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Bayern break sweat

Ribéry ruled out of first workout in Dubai

With the sun beating down and the air temperature nudging 30 degrees centigrade, Bayern set to work in earnest at their training camp in Dubai on Monday morning, although Franck Ribéry was a notable absentee from the opening workout at the Al Maktoom stadium, home to local top flight outfit Al-Nasr.

France star Ribery was laid low by bruising to both his big toes sustained in the first training session of the new year on Sunday in Munich, requiring removal of the nails on both toes. The player will not take part in team training for the time being, working out in the stadium fitness centre instead under the supervision of sports rehab coach Thomas Wilhelmi.