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Injury update: David Alaba, Leon Goretzka, and Franck Ribery back at practice, but Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman miss

The Austrian worked hard to return for Bayern Munich as the team prepares for both Wolfsburg and Liverpool.

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Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba is one of the team’s most valuable and indispensable players. The 26-year-old Austria international has recently been hampered by a tendon injury, but the determined defender has worked his way back. He is reportedly ready for the weekend match against Wolfsburg and also for the Champions League match against Liverpool next week.

Per, Alaba is ready for action, along with Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribery, who will join the Austrian on the active list. Unfortunately, the status of Kingsley Coman, Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso remains questionable.

Good news from Säbener Straße! Two days before the Bundesliga home game against VfL Wolfsburg, the personnel situation at Bayern has improved significantly. In the session on Thursday morning, the (Niko Kovac) was again able to welcome David Alaba on the pitch, who had to step back slightly due to tendon irritation. The Austrian is thus again an option on the weekend as Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribéry, who had already started training again on Tuesday and had last missed in Gladbach also. They “are well and ready for the difficult game against Wolfsburg,” revealed Kovac.

The situation surrounding Robben, Coman and Tolisso is certainly more murky:

Corentin Tolisso is still “in the build-up phase after his cruciate ligament rupture, we expect him back at the end of the month”, explained Kovac. In addition, Arjen Robben “injured his calf, he falls out,” as well as Kingsley Coman, who is “on the way up,” according to Kovac.

Kovac also had this to say about Coman:

He’s back in action and doing his rehab program, and trying to make things work for the Liverpool game.

Bild claimed yesterday that Coman will miss the Liverpool match, but that determination seems premature. As always, the injury news is mixed for Bayern. If anything else breaks (hopefully not literally), we will update this post.

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