Thiago back in Bayern Munich training

Thiago Alacantara returned to light training with Bayern Munich on Thursday as part of his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury.

The Spanish midfielder underwent surgery on the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in October and has not played this season.

However, the 23-year-old took part in indivudual training at Bayern's Sabener Strasse base on Thursday, having returned to Germany from Spain a day earlier.

"In the sunshine and with high spirits Thiago recorded his rehab training in Munich on Thursday," a statement on Bayern's website explained.

"One day after his return to Sabener Strasse, the Spaniard completed a good hour-long run on the grass and sweated further in the Performance Centre."