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Robben making injury progress

November 11, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is now running again as he battles to make his return from a hamstring injury.

Arjen Robben
GettyImagesArjen Robben is out for his country.

Robben first suffered the problem during a warm-up game for the World Cup and, while he returned to action in Netherlands' group game against Cameroon, he has been out of action since the World Cup final defeat to Spain.

However, while he appears to be some way from a return to first-team action, he is back at Bayern's training ground and coach Louis van Gaal feels he is now making progress.

He told AD Sportwereld: "Robben has returned to a positive outlook on the whole. We are at least working towards a time when Arjen can play again."

Bayern - who have struggled in the Bundesliga this season in Robben's absence - accused the Dutch football association (KNVB) of misdiagnosing the injury. The player is expected to be out of action for the rest of 2010.