Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has re-joined team training in hopes of being ready to compete against RB Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday. Neuer, the 33-year-old goalkeeper, suffered a calf injury against Fortuna Dusseldorf and has been aggressively rehabbing in hopes of making return this season.
Per Bild, Neuer was back with the rest of the team to start practice today as he and Sven Ulreich started their goalkeeper training together.
.@Manuel_Neuer ist zurück beim Team! Der @FCBayern-Kapitän macht aktuell seine Torwartübungen mit Sven #Ulreich zu Beginn des Mannschaftstrainings. Vor 5 Wochen hatte sich die Nummer eins in Düsseldorf einen Muskelfaserriss in der linken Wade zugezogen #FCB— BILD FC Bayern (@BILD_Bayern) May 21, 2019
.@Manuel_Neuer is back with the team! The @FCBayern captain is currently doing his goalkeeping exercises with Sven #Ulreich at the beginning of the team training. 5 weeks ago the number one had torn a muscle fiber in his left calf in Düsseldorf #FCB
Ulreich has done a very admirable job in filling for Neuer since he’s been out. Ulreich took part in four wins, two draws, and no losses during his latest stint filling in for Neuer. How Neuer progresses over the coming days will likely determine whether or not the star goalkeeper will start this weekend.
Per FCBayern.com, Colombia international James Rodriguez also returned to practice, while Leon Goretzka training individually in the performance center. James had been battling a chronic and persistent calf injury, while Goretzka strained his thigh in the Bundesliga title-clinching win over Eintracht Frankfurt.