Mexes back in training
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France international centre-back Philippe Mexes returned to training with his AC Milan team-mates on Friday more than five months after injuring his right knee.

But an AC Milan spokesman told AFP it was "too soon to say when he can play again".

After seven seasons with Roma, Mexes joined Milan in the close season despite rupturing the ligaments in his right knee while playing for the capital club against Juventus on 4 April.

The 29-year-old has become a fixture in the France defence following the arrival of Laurent Blanc as coach, but he is fighting to be fit for UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches against Albania on October 7 and Bosnia-Herzegovina four days later.