Injury news for Bayern ahead of PSV tie

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.

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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