Bayern Munich Muslim midfielder Franck Ribery has been out since late September with a torn ligament in his right ankle, but he is expected to reach full fitness by mid-November at the earliest.
Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger commented on the status of the French international, telling Yahoo Sports, â€œIt is assumed he will be back in training next week and then weâ€™ll see how long it takes for him to be operational again. He has worked very well during his recovery and I think we will see him on the pitch again in the near future.â€
Bayern were champions of the German Bundesliga last year. But they have been hit hard by injuries this season, including that to Ribery and Dutch star Arjen Robben. As a result, Bayern sit in 11th place at the moment.