Barcelona got some great news today to pick up their spirits after yesterday's disappointing loss against AC Milan. Defender Eric Abidal has been given the all clear by doctors to being playing again.
Abidal is in the final stages of recovery from a liver transplant operations he underwent in April of 2012. He'll now be eligible to play for the Blaugrana but there's no timetable for his return. It'll be up to the coaching staff and Abidal himself to determine when and how much he plays. He's been training with the team for a awhile but he'll still need to get himself back into match fitness.
Adibal underwent a liver transplant on April 10th of last season and was inactive for several months before beginning his recovery in the fall. He rejoined Barcelona and began training with the first team on December 20th. His recovery has gone extremely well by all accounts and only had to spend a couple days in the hospital at the beginning of the month to monitor his post-operation progress after active training.
Barcelona have informed the league that Abidal is available and he's cleared to return to action.