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Franck Ribery

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Thigh    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 1, 1983    Birthplace:  Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  159 lbs    

January 29, 2015    Franck Ribery News

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Ribery sustained a thigh injury during training Thursday and he will not play Friday against VfL Wolfsburg.

Ribery, who has only two goals and three assists this season, is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks before returning to training. While Bayern has plenty of depth to withstand the blow, it's certainly a tough hit for fantasy owners, as Ribery is also expected to miss matches against Schalke and Stuttgart.

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Franck Ribery: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 6, 2014

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Ribery scored in the 51st minute to help Bayern Munich to a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Ribery dealt with a knee injury earlier this season, but he's starting to come into very solid form. Unfortunately, he's not a great fantasy option in most leagues, as he doesn't score a ton of goals, nor does he pick up a lot of assists, so while he is arguably one of the best players in the world, he's got plenty of contemporaries in the fantasy game.

November 5, 2014

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Ribery put the nail in the coffin for Bayern Munich, who sewed up Group E of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Roma on Wednesday.

Ribery is good. Not profound analysis, but with all of the stars at Bayern, it's easy to forget just how much the Frenchman means to Bayern.

October 14, 2014

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Ribery has returned to full-team training Tuesday after missing the last four weeks with a knee injury, Bayern Munich's official website reports.

It's unclear how quickly Ribery will be able to regain his match fitness, but he could return in a limited role as soon as Saturday against Werder Bremen.

October 11, 2014

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Ribery, who has played only once this season due to a knee injury, has begun training with the ball again, reports.

While it's certainly positive that he is progressing in his recovery, Ribery still does not have a specific return date.

September 29, 2014

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Ribery will not play in Bayern Munich's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow due to his ongoing knee injury, reports.

Ribery has made only one appearance this season for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal off the bench in their 2-0 win over Stuttgart back on Sept. 13. Unfortunately, he's still not back to fitness and he'll miss out on another big match, with no specific timetable for a return announced by the club.

September 16, 2014

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Ribery, who scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season in Saturday's 2-0 win over Stuttgart, will not play in Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Manchester City on Wednesday due to a knee injury, ESPN FC reports. Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola said "Franck is not here, he is home. He went to the doctor on Monday and today (Tuesday) they told me he cannot play."

Ribery has struggled with injuries this summer, as he missed the World Cup with a back injury. It is unclear if he suffered a setback with his knee during Saturday's match or if he's just not fit enough to play, but either way he could miss Saturday's Bundesliga match against Hamburg SV as well.

August 13, 2014

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Ribery has retired from international soccer, BBC Sport reports.

Ribery was absent at this summer's World Cup due to a back injury. The 31-year old, who finished third in the Ballon d'Or voting in 2013, scored 16 goals in 81 international appearances throughout his career with France. He'll now shift his full focus to Bayern Munich, with the club set to open its Bundesliga season against VfL Wolfsburg on Aug. 22.