Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber returns to training

Holger Badstuber has been out for Bayern since April with a thigh injury.

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MUNICH — Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has returned to training after five months out with a thigh injury.

Badstuber tore a muscle tendon in his left thigh on April 21 during Bayern’s 6-1 Champions League victory over FC Porto and subsequently underwent surgery in Vail, Colorado.

Defender David Alaba tells Bayern’s website ”we’re all delighted that he’s back.”

The 26-year-old Badstuber has been plagued by injuries over the past seasons. He missed nearly two years and needed four operations after tearing cruciate ligaments in 2012 and again in 2013 before returning for the 2014-15 season. He then tore a tendon in his thigh and was sidelined for another five months before making his comeback in Bayern’s 8-0 rout of Hamburger SV on Feb. 14.