Bayern Munich have received a boost ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with RB Leipzig as full-back Alphonso Davies completed a full training session for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in October.
Davies was forced off after just two minutes during Bayern Munich's 5-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on 24 October having gone over awkwardly on his ankle when unchallenged.
He suffered ligament damage and has sat out of Bayern's last eight matches, with manager Hansi Flick admitting that he could be absent for up to eight weeks.
However, the Canada international could be back in the first-team fold ahead of Saturday's crunch Bundesliga fixture against Leipzig, after Bayern Munich took to Twitter to reveal that he was back in training on Thursday.
According to German news outlet Kicker, Davies completed the full 90-minute session with the team - the first time he has done so since suffering his ankle injury.
Davies enjoyed a major breakthrough season at Bayern last term, making the left-back spot his own, playing an integral part in Die Roten's treble-winning campaign and establishing himself as one of the brightest young talents in world football in the process.
Bayern won six out of their eight matches in Davies' absence.
The club also revealed that Joshua Kimmich has stepped up his recovery, and he was pictured training individually on Thursday.
The midfielder underwent meniscus surgery after suffering a knee injury during Bayern's 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund at the start of November.
Kimmich returned to training on Monday, completing short sprints, running exercises and agility drills, with the club announcing he was making 'great progress'. However, he is not in contention to feature against Leipzig at the weekend.