Rummenigge: Ribery ordeal is over

Bayern München chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Franck Ribery's injury ordeals are over as the winger prepares to return to training.

The France international has not played in a competitive game since March 11 due to a persistent ankle injury.

The 32-year-old is now targeting a return on December 12 when Bayern take on FC Ingolstadt and Rummenigge believes his injury woes are now behind him.

"The ordeal is over. Franck will be back in team training next week. He will be back," he told Bild at a Bayern fan club event.

Bayern have marched on in Ribery's absence this season, with Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman impressing thus far, and are currently eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.