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 bundesliga.com'sofficial YouTube channel: