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back Bundesliga | 21.10.2013 13:17:46

Martinez back in team training

  • Javi Martinez has returned to team training with FC Bayern
  • The 25-year-old has struggled with injury this season and made his last appearance in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in August

Munich - Last season's quadruple-winners FC Bayern München have been boosted by the news that midfielder Javi Martinez has returned to full training after a groin injury.

Almost seven weeks after undergoing surgery, the 25-year-old participated in team training on Sunday, a day after Bayern’s 4-1 win over 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 9, and came through the entire session unscathed.

Martinez: 'Need to be patient'

“I enjoyed it,” said the former Athletic Bilbao man. “I’m finally back on the pitch and now I’m hoping to be able to help the team as much as I can in the next few games. But I need to be patient, as well as a lot of training.”

The Bavarians are next in action this coming Wednesday against FC Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League, before hosting Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

During his recovery, Martinez cut a fine figure in Bayern's new Oktoberfest kit. Check it out on's official YouTube channel:

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