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Bayern players on the mend: Lewandowski, Bernat, Müller

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Things are finally beginning to look up again.

Juan Bernat (second from left) enjoys a laugh with the team at a training session last week.

Good news from Bayern Munich's injury ward: the club reports that several injured players are on the verge of rejoining the team.

Leading the pack are Robert Lewandowski and Juan Bernat. Although Jupp Heynckes did not hold practice for the senior squad, both Lewandowski and Bernat joined practice with Bayern's amateurs at Säbener Straße Thursday morning. They participated in rondos, a practice match, and crossing and shooting exercises.

Lewandowski missed Bayern's Champions League clash with Celtic FC in Glasgow largely as a precaution after experiencing slight discomfort in his thight. Juan Bernat, in contrast, is at long last nearing the end of a long struggle to recover from a devastating ankle injury suffered in the preseason.

Thomas Müller also put in some work on the grass for the first time in nearly two weeks after suffering a muscle tear. Müller put in a gentle 25-minute running session. It is hoped he may be ready to rejoin the team after the upcoming international break.

Longer-term convalescents Manuel Neuer (fractured metatarsal) and Franck Ribery (torn LCL) also worked out on their respective rehabilitation programs. Gute Besserung!