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Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick not going to rush Joshua Kimmich back despite incredible progress

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While Bayern Munich is certainly missing Joshua Kimmich, manager Hansi Flick is not going to rush his star midfielder back.

FC Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Muenchen - DFB Cup Photo by Ralf Teerse/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Like everyone knew he would, Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is dominating his rehab.

After suffering a meniscus tear against Borussia Dortmund last month, Kimmich had surgery and has embarked on a mission to get healthy with Terminator-line focus. Still, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick does not want to risk rushing one of his brightest stars back too early.

“It is planned that he will train (with the first team) next week,” said Flick to Sky after the game (as captured by Tz). “It is important not to take a step too early, but to wait and see how everything goes. We are currently very happy with the way things have gone and, of course, we hope that it will continue like this.”

While the temptation to rush Kimmich back into an injury-depleted midfield might be enticing, Flick knows that if Bayern Munich wants to defend its treble, he’ll need the 25-year-old star available in the stretch run of the season.

“He won’t mind if he doesn’t play again until January,” said Flick. “It is important that we give him the time he needs to be back to one hundred percent. He’s doing a sensational rehab. I see how meticulously he works every day. That, of course, shows that he is an amazing professional and that it is positive.”