There’s finally some great news on the Bayern Munich injury front. In the first year of the Carlo Ancelotti era, the club has continued to experience the biggest problem from the Pep Guardiola era: The players just can’t stay healthy.
However, we finally have some great news on the injury front. Bayern announced early Thursday morning that a quartet of players are set to return this weekend against Bayer Leverkusen.
Despite leaving the Rostov loss with a suspected thigh injury, Jerome Boateng has been giving the “all clear” following tests in Munich. It remains to be seen if he will be risked at the weekend due to the tightness he felt in his thigh, but they’ll be able to get an idea of how much he can go with two full days of training before the match.
Also in the “Great News!” category, a trio of players also returned to training on Thursday. Javi Martinez, Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben were all back in full team training. Neuer and Robben will be definitely be available for Leverkusen, while a decision on Martinez will be made after Friday’s training.
Arturo Vidal took part in an individual training program on Thursday and is “close” to returning to regular training.
Breathe a little easier, folks.