Following a lengthy injury since March, 2015, Franck Ribéry was seen today practicing with his team mates at Säbener Strasse, which is Bayern Munich's training ground.

Franck Ribery
Team mate and 30 year old right back, Rafinha posted a picture of himself and the French-man on his twitter handle to confirm that Ribéry is back in training.

Ribéry was injured playing for Bayern in a Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk. A few months later Donetsk did a favor for the team from Germany by selling Douglas Costa for 21 million pounds. A direct replacement for Ribéry at left wing, Costa has been playing well for Bayern which certainly gives Pep Guardiola good options to select from his stock.

Speaking to FCBTV, Ribéry became emotional and said, "It's a great day for me, very emotional. It was my first really long injury; it was a serious situation for me. But that's football, that's life."

He also expressed his happiness on his return by saying,"It's important that you keep your head up and work hard. Now I'm back in the team. It's a good feeling. The whole team was happy for me. It was fun."

How long does it take for him to become match fit is another story, but clearly the one which his opponents will not like. Welcome back Franck Ribéry.