Bayern Munich have gotten one step closer to getting back on track as David Alaba and Rafinha have started their training after being ruled out of the team due to injuries.
Alaba, who had pulled a hamstring in his right thigh, made a few runs in the lawn on Friday with the rehabilitation coach Thomas Wilhelmi. According to Bild, Alaba seemed totally fine and was in a good mood during the session.
Rafinha, who was suffering from an internal ligament tear in the left ankle, has successfully completed a one-to-one training session under Peter Hermann; the Brazilian did some sprints, passes and dribbling exercises followed by a quick session of shooting at small goals.
Rafinha is scheduled to rejoin full training under Niko Kovac next week, while Alaba will probably participate in full team training before Bayern’s away match against VLF Wolfsburg on 20th October.
Rafinha’s return would help lessen Bayern’s defense problems to an extent. He can take Alaba’s place at left-back in the Austrian’s absence. When both the wing-backs return, Bayern will possibly be as stable as they used to be. The Bavarians will face VfL Wolfsburg next weekend and expect nothing less than bringing home 3 points.