Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery continues knee rehab

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is hard at work to complete his comeback from injury before the end of the year. 

The 34-year-old was forced off the field with a knee injury during his side’s 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin at the beginning of the month. 

Scans revealed the France international had torn the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his left knee, an injury that was certain to keep him out until the new year.

The winger tore his LCL in the match with Hertha Berlin at the beginning of October

Franck Ribery has been hard at work in the gym as he continues his comeback from injury

Ribery wants to come back from injury before the turn of the year

It was thought he'd be out until next year

The 34-year-old tore his LCL in the draw with Hertha Berlin at the beginning of October

However, Ribery is already back in the gym, working hard to aid his recovery, and he posted two videos to his Instagram account to show fans the progress he has made. 

And the Bayern star has already admitted that he is aiming to return before the Christmas break, and could be back in the squad as early as December 16. 

Ribery was present for Bayern’s 5-0 thrashing of Freiburg at the weekend, and speaking after the game he told reporters: ‘I feel no pain. I just have to wait.

‘I will be fit for the winter break pre-season 100 per cent. I have to be with the team in Qatar. Maybe I can already play again before the winter break.’

Ribery has stayed in Munich while the rest of his team-mates travel to Glasgow as they prepare to take on Celtic in the Champions League. 

Bayern beat Anderlecht in their opening fixture but were soundly beaten by Paris Saint-Germain last time out and are second in the group.  

Ribery wants to be 100 per cent fit for the winter break

The 34-year-old did not travel with his team-mates to Glasgow

Ribery has stayed back in Munich to work on his fitness while the team head to Scotland

The winger works his right leg

Ribery was on his own in the gym

The gym was empty with the rest of the squad in Glasgow ahead of facing Celtic 

The former France international has targeted a return against Stuttgart on December 16