FC Bayern München have experienced some good and bad news when it comes to injuries ahead of the club’s clash with PSV Eindhoven in a UEFA Champions League Group D tie on Tuesday.
Bad news for Carlo Ancelotti’s side is that the versatile Javi Martinez has been ruled out of the encounter after straining a thigh muscle in last Saturday’s 3-1 win over FC Augsburg. The Spaniard was replaced after half an hour by Mats Hummels.
On the plus side for the German champions, right-back Rafinha is likely to be available for the clash with the Peasants after shaking off a recent groin injury which had restricted him to light training.
Further good news for Bayern is that the injury-prone Holger Badstuber has come through his most recent return to first-team action unscathed. The 27-year-old has completed close to 40 minutes of playing time in the club’s back-to-back wins over Augsburg.
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Meanwhile, winger Franck Ribery could also be close to a return. The 33-year-old picked up a thigh strain in a loss to Atletico Madrid in late September, and resumed training last week.
The Bavarians will face PSV at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday night.
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