Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac will be buoyed by the return of four senior players to training on Sunday.
Manuel Neuer, Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben all missed Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, but could return to the squad soon.
Neuer had played ever league game all season for the German champions before being forced to sit out Sunday’s game due to a hand injury.
Midfielder Thiago also missed the trip to the BayArena due to what head coach Niko Kovac described as "neuromuscular problems”.
Veteran wingers Robben and Ribery, meanwhile, have been struggling with respective thigh injuries and have not played since the turn of the year.
Ribery, on the other hand, has missed the last three games.
Both wingers look set to leave Bayern this summer with their contracts due to expire. Between them, Robben and Ribery have played a combined 714 matches for the Bundesliga side.
The pair could add to that tally between now and the end of the season, before their seemingly inevitable transfers.
Without the quarter of injured players, Bayern lost further ground on league leaders Borussia Dortmund, who they now trail by seven points. The five-time European champions loss against Leverkusen has seen them dropped to second place in the table behind Borussia Monchengladbach.
It was an extremely disappointing afternoon for Bayern, who led 1-0 at half-time, only to concede three second-half goals courtesy of Leon Baily, Kevin Volland and Lucas Ariano. The result also put to an end their seven-game unbeaten run in the division.
However, Bayern will look to bounce back form that disappointment when they play Hertha Berlin in the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday.