Schweinsteiger edging closer to comeback

The Germany international midfielder is set to return to match action with Bayern Munich after spending the past three months on the sidelines due to an ankle injury
Bastian Schweinsteiger has handed Bayern Munich a boost after returning to training following a lengthy injury lay-off.

The Germany international last featured for Bayern in the Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen on November 5 and has since been out of action due to an ankle injury.

Schweinsteiger was close to making his comeback in January during Bayern's training camp in Qatar but then picked up a knee problem that saw him sidelined for an additional month.

Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is now raring to go again after resuming regular training on Wednesday.

"Schweinsteiger completed the whole session including the initial tactical drills, carried out behind closed doors, then the football fitness course ending with a shot at goal and the final three-against-three tournament," read a statement on Bayern's official website.

The midfielder has so far made 10 Bundesliga appearances this term, scoring once in the process.