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Ribery returns to Bayern training after 8 months

2015-12-02 20:26
Franck Ribery (File)

Berlin - French winger Franck Ribery admitted he was delighted to be back in team training at Bayern Munich for the first time on Wednesday after eight months out with injury.

"It's a super day for me and very emotional," said Ribery after 264 days out with the persistent ankle injury he suffered on March 11.

The 32-year-old hopes to make his comeback on December in a league game at Bavarian neighbours Ingolstadt, but this Saturday's key clash against fourth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach is definitely too soon.

"It was the first long injury of my career and was a difficult situation for me," he said.

"But that's football and that's life, it's important to always keep your head up and to work hard.

"It's a good feeling to be back in the team."

Ribery last wore the famous red shirt in Bayern's 7-1 drubbing of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in March when he came off with an inflamed ankle.

The injury only started to improve in October when he returned to individual training and even used a special anti-gravity running machine, the type developed by NASA to train astronauts, during his rehabilitation.

 

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