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Bayern Munich have received a boost ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with RB Leipzig, as winger Alphonso Davies completed a full training session for the first time since sustaining an ankle injury in October.
Davies was forced to retire after just two minutes during Bayern Munich’s 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on October 24, having suffered a clumsy ankle when not challenged.
He suffered ligament damage and was out of Bayern’s last eight games, with manager Hansi Flick admitting he could be absent for up to eight weeks.
However, the Canadian international could be back in the first-team fold ahead of Saturday’s crucial Bundesliga game against Leipzig, after Bayern Munich took over. Twitter to reveal that he returned to training on Thursday.
According to the German news outlet KickerDavies completed the full 90-minute session with the team, the first time he has done so since sustaining his ankle injury.
Davies enjoyed a great season at Bayern last season, making the left-back his own, playing an integral role in Die Roten’s campaign to win the treble and establishing himself as one of the brightest young talents in world football in the process.
Bayern won six of their eight games in Davies’ absence.
The club also revealed that Joshua Kimmich has stepped up his recovery, and was photographed training individually on Thursday.
The midfielder underwent meniscus surgery after sustaining a knee injury during Bayern’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in early November.
Kimmich returned to training on Monday, completing short sprints, running and agility drills, and the club announced it was making “great progress”. However, he is in no condition to play Leipzig at the weekend.