The ongoing injury saga of Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has been one of the most disappointing story lines of the season in Bavaria.
In what should be a celebratory swan song for the Dutchman, Robben has been unable to work past a series of injuries that have hindered him since late November. Per a report by tz, there may be some reason for guarded optimism, but it also seems as if people are preparing for the worst case scenario as well.
Quiet hope for Arjen Robben? The tz editorial team observed how the Dutchman trained for 20 minutes on the square on Säbener Straße on Tuesday. He spooled off his individual program with rehabilitation coach Peter Schlosser.
Robben has been working individually to return to the squad, but has encountered a series of roadblocks with his health along the way. Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic noted that he is in constant communication with the 35-year-old Dutch legend and has the utmost respect for the effort that Robben has shown in trying to regain his health.
I talk to Arjen every day, he’s back in training and really an incredible pro, he’s been working on ambitions every day for three months, that’s unbelievable. When he is fit again, I really can not say. I’m not a doctor. But I see him every day and now he’s doing a bit better.
While Robben will undoubtedly continue his rehabilitation, tz did raise the point that there is a chance that the veteran may not be able to return this season. If Robben is unable to take the pitch in the coming weeks, it would be a sad and unfortunate way for such a player to end his career in Munich.