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Bayern Munich's Holger Badstuber resumes training after broken ankle

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has resumed running training three months after fracturing his ankle, the club have announced.

In February, the Bayern centre-back broke his ankle in training and saw his hopes of returning to the national team shattered once again, ahead of the Euro 2016.

On Tuesday, the 27-year-old returned to the pitch at Bayern's training facilities.

"Great news from Sabener Strasse," a statement on the club's official website read.

"After a three-month injury lay-off Holger Badstuber returned to the pitch on Tuesday. In the morning, he completed a couple of laps around the training pitches."

Since tearing his anterior cruciate ligaments in December 2012, the Germany international -- who has won 31 caps -- has only made 25 appearances for Bayern in all competitions.

He missed the rest of the club's Treble-winning 2012-2013 season and spent the rest of the next year regaining fitness to comeback for the club.

Since his return against Wolfsburg on the first day of the 2014-15 season, he has struggled with injuries.

Even if Badstuber is able to return to full fitness following this latest setback, he will face a battle to return to Bayern's starting XI after the Bundesliga champions signed Germany international Mats Hummels from domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Hummels and Bayern centre-back Jerome Boateng, who are set to form Germany's central-defence at the upcoming European Championship, will also face competition from Javi Martinez when Carlo Ancelotti takes over next season

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.

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