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The prolific attacker has been sidelined since August, but a comeback is still a few weeks away for the Germany international.

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will have to make do without the services of Mario Gomez for a few more weeks as the Bavarians remain cautious and are not taking any risks with the Germany international forward.

Gomez sustained an ankle injury early in August, and Bayern was initially hopeful that the prolific striker would be fully match fit again within six weeks. The 27-year-old only just resumed individual training action, though, and club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt has stressed that Bayern won't rush the attacker's comeback.

"We have to be careful. We are taking things one step at a time in his recovery process. We want him to be able to make a risk-free comeback without having to worry about anything," Muller-Wohlfahrt told German publication Bild.

Gomez is expected to resume regular training action in two weeks' time, and could return to match action by early November.

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