Arjen Robben has resumed training with Bayern Munich following a three-week spell on the sidelines due to injury.
The former Chelsea winger sustained a muscle problem in Bayern’s 4-0 Champions League win over Olympiacos on November 24 and has been out of action since then but fans will be delighted with his return even if he trained away from the team.
The Bundesliga champions were initially hopeful Robben would make a swift return, but the injury kept him out of games against Hertha Berlin, Borussia Monchengladbach, Dinamo Zagreb, Ingolstadt and Darmstadt.
The 31-year-old is making progress as he seeks to regain fitness, although he remains doubtful for the trip to Hannover on Saturday, Bayern’s last match before the winter break.
Pep Guardiola’s men are top of the Bundesliga table heading into the game with 43 points from 16 games, holding a five-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Robben has made just seven Bundesliga appearances so far this season, scoring three goals in the process.