Franck Ribery has suffered a set back in his recovery from a rib injury with Bayern Munich announcing that the French midfielder will potentially be out for up to a month.
The FIFA Ballon d'Or candidate sustained a partial fracture to a rib in France's 3-0 victory over Ukraine in last Tuesday's World Cup qualifying play-off in Paris, which left him out of his side's 0-3 drubbing away against fellow title contenders Borussia Dortmund.
It's a result which means Bayern are now four-points clear at the top of the table, with Bayer Leverkusen jumping up to second.
It was originally hoped that 30-year-old Ribery would return for Bayern Munich's fourth Champions League group game away against CSKA Moscow, although new reports on the club's official website suggest that the Frenchman will undergo up to three weeks of rehab.
Pep Guardiola will now be hoping that the former Marseille midfielder will recover in time for the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco, which takes place between 14-21 December.
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