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Franck Ribery will have new tests on injured ankle at end of August

One day, he'll play again. Right?

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It's been a month since we last received an update on the status of Franck Ribery. Friday, filling in for Pep Guardiola at the club's pre-match press conference, sporting director Matthias Sammer showed up to notify everyone on what exactly is going on with the Frenchman.

"A new test is scheduled for the end of August to see if we can step up his workload," Sammer said. He stressed that things were improving, but they were still a ways off. Sigh.

Do you remember the original injury that he picked up way back when against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League? It was diagnosed as a minor ankle sprain that was to keep him out for a few games. Five months and an ankle boot later, Ribery is set to potentially learn a return date in roughly three weeks.

At 32 years old, who knows what to expect from a returning Ribery at this point?

What a disaster.

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