Franck Ribery Injury: Updates on Bayern Munich Star's Status and Recovery

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2014

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Updates from Friday, March 7

Franck Ribery is fit to return for Bayern Munich in their weekend clash against Wolfsburg.

Pep Guardiola said the following on Friday, per Bayern's official Twitter:


Updates from Thursday, Feb. 20

Stephan Uersfeld of provides the latest update on Franck Ribery's injury:

Franck Ribery has revealed to Sky that he hopes to return to the Bayern Munich squad in early March, and the forward could be in line to face Arsenal in the second leg of their Champions league tie.


"I feel fine again. I am back to running on the training pitch. I like to be around my colleagues, want to play all the time," AZ reported the 30-year-old as saying during the Sky Champions League coverage on Wednesday.
"The last two days of running went pretty well," Ribery said. "Why not [return] against Schalke? Should my team need me and I am feeling fine, I will be there."


Updates from Monday, Feb. 17

Bayern Munich provides details from Franck Ribery's return to training:


Updates from Monday, Feb. 10

Franck Ribery will miss the Bayern Munich's match against Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League, the club announced.

Eurosport provided a translated synopsis of the club's official release:

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Ribery was forced to miss Bayern Munich's Bundesliga tie with Nuremberg after undergoing surgery on his buttocks.

As reported by the German league's official Twitter account, Bayern's world-renowned forward will remain on the injury table during the Feb. 8 fixture at the Grundig-Stadion:

James Ryland of The Associated Press confirmed Ribery's unfortunate problem and indicated a date is yet to be circled for his return:

Ribery has enjoyed a stellar season under Pep Guardiola. The 30-year-old has netted 10 times across the Bundesliga and the Champions League, per, as he aims to help Bayern achieve something close to their quintet-winning run of 2013.

He has also provided eight assists and can recover in full knowledge that Guardiola's squad have the power to beat anyone.

Currently 13 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen in the domestic division and readying themselves for a two-legged, European round of 16 date with Arsenal, Bayern have all the tools to continue rolling on in Ribery's absence.