Munich - FC Bayern München captain continues to make great strides along recovery road following surgery on a fractured ankle.

The 31-year-old only started running again last week after going under the knife in November, but has already been spotted knocking the ball around at the club's Säbener Straße training base.

Return draws near

Supervised by sports rehab coach Thomas Wilhelmi, Germany's was able to engage in some basic passing exercises, before concluding Monday's workout with a range of running drills.

While Bayern have yet to set an exact return date, earlier in the year Lahm suggested he could be back in first-team action by March.