Ribery ready for Bayern return
Franck Ribery is ready to make his Bayern Munich comeback in Saturday's Bundesliga encounter with Hamburg after shaking off a thigh injury. The France international has not featured for Bayern since their hard-fought 2-1 win over Werder Bremen in late January, but has been given the green light to feature against Hamburg. Xabi Alonso, however, will miss this weekend's clash at the Allianz Arena due to a minor adductor problem.
Thiago set for Bayern return
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Thiago Alcantara is fit enough to return to the starting line-up for Bayern Munich's Cup clash with Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The Spain central midfielder is yet to play in 2017 after sustaining a hamstring injury during Bayern's training camp in Qatar last month. Thiago is ready to play 90 minutes in the round-of-16 clash at the Allianz Arena, while midfielder Joshua Kimmich has also been passed fit after he sat out the 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Schalke.
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Tah to miss several weeks
Bayer Leverkusen will be without the services of Germany centre back Jonathan Tah for a number of weeks. The 20-year old sustained a tear in his right thigh during Leverkusen's 1-0 loss to Hamburger SV on Friday, the club today confirmed. The injury means that Tah will be unable to feature in the first leg of upcoming UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid, which will be played on 21st February.
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Calhanoglu banned for four months
Hakan Calhanoglu will miss the rest of Bayer Leverkusen's season after a four-month ban from FIFA was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The 22-year-old attacking midfielder had been locked in a contract dispute with Turkish club Trabzonspor dating back to 2011, when the player reached an agreement to join the club only to extend his contract at Karlsruhe and later sign for Hamburger SV. FIFA ruled in favour of the Turkish club and imposed the ban, which was suspended pending the appeal at CAS.
Ribery out of action
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery will be sidelined for two weeks due to a thigh injury. The Frenchman, who provided two goals in 13 outings in Germany's top flight so far, sustained a strain in his right thigh, which forced him to stop training on Tuesday. The 33-year-old offensive midfielder will hence miss the upcoming Bundesliga games against Schalke and Ingolstadt as well as the German Cup last 16 encounter against Wolfsburg.
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Chicharito ruled out
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez will miss Bayer Leverkusen's clash with Hamburger SV on Friday due to a groin injury. The Mexican striker broke a lengthy goal-scoring drought in Die Werkself's 3-2 defeat by Borussia Monchengladbach on Matchday 18, but a muscle tear now rules the 28-year-old out of his side's visit to the Volksparkstadion.
Thiago returns to Bayern training
Bayern Munich have received a boost ahead of their Champions League tie against Arsenal after midfielder Thiago Alcantara returned to training on Tuesday and took part in the team warm-up on Wednesday. Thiago, 25, suffered a right thigh muscle injury during the German champions' winter training camp in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month. Arturo Vidal is also training individually in the performance centre as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.
Rahman ruled out for 'several months'
Baba Rahman faces "several months" on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury during Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Uganda, Schalke have confirmed. The defender twisted his knee and left the field on a stretcher during the 1-0 win for the Black Stars, with initial tests showing a bruised meniscus. However, on his return to Germany the Chelsea loanee was found to have suffered a complex rupture of his cruciate ligament.
Fabian out with back injury
Eintracht Frankfurt's injury problems have deepened with the news that Marco Fabian will be sidelined for longer than was initially expected. The Mexico international forward, 27, was one of the key players for the Bundesliga club during their successful first half of the season. When Frankfurt make the trip to Schalke on Friday, they will also be without suspended attacking midfielder Ante Rebic and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.
Rahman may need surgery
Chelsea defender Baba Rahman, on loan at Schalke this season, could face a long spell on the sidelines after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Ghana's African Nations Cup opener against Uganda. Baba was substituted after 39 minutes and flown to Libreville for tests, which revealed the extent of the injury. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ghana Football Association said Baba would return to Germany to undergo further tests and possible surgery.
Thiago Alcantara suffers thigh injury
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has sustained a thigh injury and will take no further part in the club's mid-season training camp in Qatar. Alcantara could be a doubt when Bayern return to competitive action against Freiburg in the Bundesliga on January 20 following Saturday's announcement of his thigh problem. He has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season, scoring three times.
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Forsberg gets 3-game ban
RB Leipzig forward Emil Forsberg will be suspended for the first three Bundesliga games of the new year following his red card against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Sweden international was sent off in the 31st minute for a foul on Philipp Lahm in the 3-0 defeat in Munich. The club, second behind Bayern going into the winter break, accepted Thursday's ruling by the German football federation DFB disciplinary panel.