London - France winger Franck Ribery is highly unlikely to recover from an ankle injury in time to feature for Bayern Munich in the Champions League fixture against Porto, coach Pep Guardiola said on the eve of the match on Monday.
Ribery has been out for more than a month and Guardiola said it was more likely the player would miss the second leg of the quarterfinal in Munich as the Germans look to recover from a stunning 3-1 defeat in Portugal last week.
"I do not think that Franck can play," Guardiola told reporters. "I will speak with the our doctor but my feeling is that he can't make it."
Guardiola's hopes of turning the tie around have been hampered by a string of injury absences, including to key players Arjen Robben, David Alaba, Javi Martinez and Medhi Benatia.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is also fighting to get fit in time for the game and Guardiola said the Germany captain would train with the team late on Monday for the first time.
"I do not know who will play or who can play. In the past months, I always decided on my line-up an hour before the game."
"Bastian Schweinsteiger will today train again for the first time and the more players I have the better," Guardiola added.