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Bayern winger Ribery back in training

SoccerNews in Bundesliga, Ligue 1 4 Aug 2009

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Bayern Munich’s French star Franck Ribery was on Tuesday declared fit to resume training after a summer spent battling tendonitis in his knee.

The ex-Marseille player, who has been angling for a possible to move to Spain or England during the pre-season period, sat out the pre-season Audi Cup tournament involving Manchester United, AC Milan and Boca Juniors.

The 26-year-old is not likely to make Saturday’s opening Bundesliga home match against Hoffenheim.

But the France international, who was Monday called into his country’s squad for the World Cup qualifier with the Faroe Isles in Torshavn on August 12, will be ready to train on Wednesday, Andries Jonker, assistant to coach Louis van Gaal, told the club website.

“Franck and Ivica (Olic, Bayern’s Croatian centre forward) are well on the way back,” Jonker said.

“Monday and Tuesday they put in two intensive individual sessions and now we have to see how they digest those efforts.”

Although Ribery is not match fit France coach Raymond Domenech suggested he might be “able to playa bit of the match if necessary” against the Faroes.

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