Bayern Munich news: Ribery's comeback 'will be legendary'

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  • Bayern Munich star Frank Ribery suffered a serious injury against Hertha Berlin
  • The winger has a lateral knee ligament tear and is expected to be out until 2018
  • But his team-mate David Alaba expects him to come back stronger than ever

By Glen Williams For Mailonline

Published: 03:33 EDT, 13 October 2017 | Updated: 05:10 EDT, 13 October 2017

Frank Ribery faces at least three months on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury, but his Bayern Munich team-mate David Alaba expects his comeback to be 'legendary'.

Ribery hurt his left knee in Bayern's 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin earlier this month and scans have shown he has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) knee tear.

But despite the lengthy lay-off, Alaba took to Instagram to reassure fans that the vaunted winger would be back stronger than ever.

Franck Ribery's comeback from injury 'will be legendary', insists team-mate David Alaba (left)
Franck Ribery's comeback from injury 'will be legendary', insists team-mate David Alaba (left)

Franck Ribery's comeback from injury 'will be legendary', insists team-mate David Alaba (left)

The Frenchman faces months out after suffering lateral knee ligament damage 
The Frenchman faces months out after suffering lateral knee ligament damage 

The Frenchman faces months out after suffering lateral knee ligament damage 

He suffered the injury during Bayern Munich's 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin earlier this month
He suffered the injury during Bayern Munich's 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin earlier this month

He suffered the injury during Bayern Munich's 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin earlier this month

'I see him working day by day,' said Alaba. 'Trust me, his comeback will be legendary!'  

Ribery then posted the photo on his own account and vowed: 'Soon we will set that left side on fire again.'

The former France international will not undergo surgery at this time, with the club instead treating the injury conservatively.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement on the club's official website: 'We're sorry Franck has hurt himself. We all wish him a quick and good improvement.'

Ribery, who sustained the problem in the second half against Hertha, has made nine appearances for the German club this season, scoring one goal. 

The Frenchman falls to the ground against Hertha after making contact with the ball
The Frenchman falls to the ground against Hertha after making contact with the ball

The Frenchman falls to the ground against Hertha after making contact with the ball

The Bayern star collapses before shouting out in pain after the freak incident
The Bayern star collapses before shouting out in pain after the freak incident

The Bayern star collapses before shouting out in pain after the freak incident

 

Jasper Ray
By Jasper Ray 13/10/2017 05:10:00