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Lucas Hernandez expected to return to full-team training next week for Bayern Munich

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The French defender has been working his way back from injury and has been making excellent progress.

FC Bayern Muenchen Training Session Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez has been working exceptionally hard to get back to full fitness. The Frenchman suffered an injury to his MCL last season for which he required surgery. Hernandez has been working with club physios and training staff on his rehabilitation all summer and has reportedly been progressing ahead of schedule.

Per a report by kicker, the 23-year old is expected to resume full-team training next week when Bayern head to their training camp in Tegernsee after the DFL Supercup this weekend. Earlier this week, he completed individual training sessions that included some running drills, some ball work, shots on goal, and sprinting at full pace.

It’s a reassuring sign that his knee has not shown any negative reactions to the progressive load and the steps up in training intensity. For Bayern, Hernandez could be in contention to be in the squad for the Bundesliga opener on August 16th against Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena if his progression carries on successfully and there aren’t any complications that arise.

Bonus: Audacious fan tries to watch Hernandez’s session

Per a report by Bild, a cheeky Bayern fan tried to get a front row seat to Hernandez’s individual training session at Säbener Straße earlier this week. The unsuspecting fan apparently took up a position just behind some of the bush fences on the outer perimeter of the training ground and watched Hernandez complete some of his running drills with the ball.

For whatever reason, it took security at Säbener Straße a good 20 minutes to notice the lone fan watching on and proceed to remove him from the grounds. This comes just one day after a fan also reportedly “clung” to Niko Kovac before he was eventually discharged by the police outside of Säbener Straße. It’s all been happening at Bayern’s training ground lately, so hopefully the security there are ramping up their efforts to keep the players and staff safe.