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Kimmich comeback before the winter break? Davies also close to return

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Hansi Flick says Joshua Kimmich would happily play an hour against Leipzig if it were up to him. A comeback before the winter break is in the cards.

Joshua Kimmich Rehab Training
Joshua Kimmich arrives for rehabilitation training. He reportedly screamed angrily at his knee until it did his bidding.
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Bayern Munich’s resident mentality monster and ESPN’s no. 1 ranked midfielder Joshua Kimmich doesn’t have time to be injured. He needs tot get back on the pitch. And he has been working tirelessly on rehabilitation to do just that.

Coach Hansi Flick described at the press conference before Bayern’s game against Leipzig how Kimmich has been bossing even his injury (AZ). “If I left it up to him, he’d be there tomorrow for 60 minutes,” he said before adding that they did not want to rush anything.

“Every day I see how methodically he is working on his comeback. He has no discomfort whatsoever currently. We’re waiting and hoping that he’s back soon,” Flick said. As AZ put it, an early comeback — possibly for Bayern’s last game of the year, against Bayer Leverkusen on December 19 — would be “Kimmich’s Christmas surprise.”

Kimmich said on Friday, “I hope that I’m back next year totally normally and completely. I think everything is going according to plan so far.”

Kimmich’s injured teammate Alphonso Davies is even closer to making his comeback. While he definitely will not feature against RB Leipzig, he could make the squad that will face Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday as Bayern wraps up the Champions League group stage.