Ribery relief for Bayern

Frenchman's knee injury is not serious

Ribery: Injury worry

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Bayern Munich have been handed a boost with the news that Franck Ribery's knee injury is not as serious as first feared.

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The Frenchman was stretchered off after just 17 minutes of their draw at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Ribery was in agony with a knee injury and the club initially feared he had torn his cruciate ligaments

However, scans have shown that Ribery has only pulled a muscle in his knee and he will only be sidelined for five days.

"There is some luck in the misfortune," said Ribery, who only returned from a three-month injury break in November after damaging ankle ligaments.

"I am naturally disappointed on the one hand that I am now injured again.

"On the other hand, I am to some extent relieved that it did not turn out to be a serious injury."