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Arjen Robben is running again, on track for return

When will the Dutch Superman return?

SV Lippstadt v Bayern Muenchen - Friendly Match Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Arjen Robben hit the training field on Saturday morning for a running session as he continues to work on his comeback. He’s expected back in another 2-3 weeks, and it wouldn’t be completely surprising if he’s held back until after the international break or makes a late sub appearance in the final match before it.

Robben injured his groin back during Bayern’s friendly against Lippstadt and has been out of action ever since. The injury was non-contact — always the worst — and the fear that Robben would be significant time immediately arose. Luckily, it wasn’t very serious.

With Robben and Douglas Costa definitely out of the Supercup and Franck Ribery not at full fitness, it’s very likely that Carlo Ancelotti will play Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller on the flanks against Dortmund.

If Coman gets the start, it’s an opportunity for the young Frenchman to show Ancelotti that he’s got what it takes to earn a starting position on this team. If he’s unable to capitalize on that opportunity, one of the more established players will secure that starting spot.