Bayern captain Philipp Lahm says his rehabilitation programme is "going according to plan" following ankle surgery
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm says his rehabilitation programme is "going according to plan" following ankle surgery
Bundesliga

Lahm hits fitness trail following ankle break

Munich - The smile on the face of told a thousand words as the FC Bayern München captain stepped up his recovery from ankle surgery with some light cardio on Tuesday.

'All going according to plan'

The 31-year-old, who last week told French sports magazine

L'Equipe

that he

plans to retire

from football in 2018, hasn't featured for the Bundesliga leaders since Matchday 11's 4-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt after breaking his ankle in training on 18 November.

"I feel great," Lahm told club website

fcbayern.de

at the 24-time German champions' Säbener Straße training headquarters. "It's a great feeling to get rid of the crutches and get right back on it. It's all going according to plan." While there has been no definitive news on when the Bayern skipper will be back in first-team training, sporting director Matthias Sammer recently suggested it could be as early as "mid-February".