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Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard returns to training

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Benjamin Pavard is feeling better after a bout with COVID-19.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Tigres UANL - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 Photo by Colin McPhedran/MB Media/Getty Images

Per the club website, Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard returned to Säbener Straße for an individual training session. Pavard, of course, has been in quarantine since testing positive for COVID-19 back in February:

Benjamin Pavard is back at Säbener Straße. The defender was able to train again at the FC Bayern club grounds on Wednesday after a period spent self-isolating at home due to testing positive for COVID-19. Following final medical tests in the morning, the Frenchman completed an individual running session.

Bild reporter Heiko Nedderer captured some video of Pavard getting in some work:

The last corona case in Bavaria is now back from quarantine: Benjamin Pavard is doing the first running unit!

How quickly Pavard can get back to his normal level of fitness is the key to his return. At this point, it is unclear exactly how affected Pavard was by his bout with the coronavirus. Should Pavard be deemed ready for the weekend, Hansi Flick will have to evaluate how to best incorporate Pavard back into the lineup.

Most observers are still expecting Flick to start Niklas Süle to start against Borussia Dortmund, but Flick has been unafraid to push the envelope with his lineup selections of late.

We’ll all have to stay tuned to see how the treble-winning manager sets his boys up for Der Klassiker.