- Brazil international Costa still waylaid by thigh injury.
- Injury also caused him to miss Copa America in June.
- Bayern winger will undergo recovery in Munich.
FC Bayern München have confirmed winger Douglas Costa will return to first-team training in approximately three weeks following a thigh injury which ruled the Brazilian out of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Costa withdrew from Brazil's Copa America Centenario squad last month in the hope of being fit for the Rio Games, which run from 5-21 August. However, after examination by his club’s medical team last week, it was decided he will resume his recovery for the new domestic season.
Bayern tweeted an update on the 25-year-old's condition on Tuesday, confirming the former Shakhtar Donetsk player is still some way off a return to training.
.@douglascosta update: He will be sidelined for around three weeks before he can return to training following his muscle injury.— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 19, 2016
Focus on season opener
Following his arrival from Ukraine in July 2015, Costa enjoyed a successful debut season in Germany, scoring four goals and providing nine assists to help Bayern lift the league and cup double.