11 August 2012 11:38
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to resume training ahead of Sunday’s DFL-Supercup clash against Borussia Dortmund.
The Germany international picked up an ankle injury in last week’s LIGA Total! Cup and Bayern initially feared the injury was serious.
Nevertheless, an early comeback seems on the cards and Schweinsteiger could even make the squad for Sunday’s match.
“He’s been working on sports rehab for the last few days,” coach Jupp Heynckes told reporters.
“The injury wasn’t particularly serious and all the pain has gone now. Will he make the squad for Sunday’s game? We will have to wait and see how much progress he has made.”
The news of Schweinsteiger’s return comes at a good time for Bayern, who will be without star striker Mario Gomez for up to six weeks after he underwent ankle surgery.
Heynckes said he was ‘very optimistic’ about Gomez’s recovery, adding the Germany international had responded well to surgery.
“He’s doing relatively well,” Heynckes said.
“The pain has gone away and he’s started physiotherapy.”