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Abidal set to resume career

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been given the all-clear to resume his playing career after almost 12 months on the sidelines.

Last Updated: 21/02/13 at 14:19 Post Comment

Eric Abidal: Given the all-clear to resume his career

Eric Abidal: Given the all-clear to resume his career

Abidal has been recovering after undergoing a liver transplant last April, having previously had surgery to remove a tumour in March 2011.

He started training again in October and was then able to re-join his team-mates for squad sessions in mid-December.

The France international was admitted to hospital again last month for further tests and the 33-year-old has now been given the green light to return to action.

A Barca statement read: "After training this morning, Eric Abidal has received the good news that he has been given his medical discharge and is therefore available for the team going into the final part of the season."

Abidal's last appearance for Barca was on February 26, 2012 against Atletico Madrid.

Barca are 12 points clear of second-placed Atletico in La Liga with 14 games to go, with Sevilla the visitors to the Nou Camp this weekend.

They are also in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, where they are locked at 1-1 with Real Madrid after the first leg at the Bernabeu, and in the last-16 of the Champions League, where they lost their first leg 2-0 to AC Milan last night.

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