Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says captain Philipp Lahm could come off a lengthy injury list and start the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
Guardiola says midfielders Franck Ribery (ankle), Arjen Robben (stomach), and Javi Martinez (knee), and defender David Alaba (knee) are all out.
He is not yet sure about defender Holger Badstuber (hip), while midfielder Thiago Alcantara could play “maybe a few minutes” as he recovers from long-standing knee injuries.
Lahm has made only two substitute appearances for Bayern since breaking his ankle in training on Nov. 18, and Guardiola warned that the whole team has to work together to compensate for missing players.
Guardiola says, “It’s football, it’s life. I trust my players, I’ve a lot of trust. We can manage it with the squad we have.”