'Sicknote' Ribery injured again

FRANCK Ribery is proving to be a modern-day Darren Anderton with the number of sick notes he is positing at Bayern Munich.

The France midfielder played a part in just six Bundesliga matches during the first half of the season, lasting the whole 90 minutes only once due to a string of injuries.

He missed the first session of Bayern's winter training camp in Dubai yesterday because both of his big toes were swollen.

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Bayern coach Louis van Gaal told the club's official website: "It is practically incredible and very bitter for the coach and the team."