Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery says he is optimistic he can make an early return from his knee ligament injury.
The Frenchman tore the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee in his club's match against Hertha on October 2.
Ribery was initially expected to miss up to three months, which would have kept him out until 2018, but the 34-year-old now believes he'll be able to return a month ahead of schedule.
"Maybe I can already play again before the winter break."
Meanwhile, Bayern defender Javi Martinez suffered a shoulder injury in the Freiburg match, and Heynckes said the Spaniard would likely miss the club's Champions League game against Celtic on Wednesday.
On Twitter after the game, however, Martinez insisted that he would not be out long.
It won't be a long pause, just some days to be back... anyways very happy for the victory and proud of my teammates! pic.twitter.com/tbEbF1q3og— Javi Martínez (@Javi8martinez) October 14, 2017
Following their match against Celtic, Bayern return to Bundesliga action with an away match at Hamburg on Saturday, October 21.