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Internationals return

Robben’s injury only minor, Pizza on his way

Arjen Robben returned to Munich from international duty with the Netherlands carrying an injury, but was given the all-clear on Wednesday by FCB chief medical officer Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt. The winger broke down in the warm-up prior to his national team’s meeting with Hungary in Budapest, but the problem is restricted to a minor groin strain, caused by bruising to the lower spine.

Robben will not be out of action for long and is expected to be fit for squad training on Thursday. It is not yet known whether he is a contender for Saturday’s Bundesliga meeting with Mainz.

Pizarro on his way to Munich

All the other players who were away form the club representing their national teams returned to the Säbener Strasse on schedule and fully fit. The only player unavailable for Wednesday afternoon training was Claudio Pizarro, who was still making his way back to Bavaria from Peru.

The stars who had playing time on Tuesday evening completed a programme of regenerative exercise. The rest of the squad, augmented by a handful of youth players, reported to Heynckes for a regular training workout. The squad reconvenes on Thursday to begin focused preparation for the weekend clash with Mainz.