Eric Abidal eyes December return

Abidal eyes December return
© PA Photos
Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is hopeful of returning to football by the end of the year following a liver transplant.

Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has revealed that he is hopeful of returning to action before the end of the year.

Abidal, 32, has been plagued by illness over the past few years, first undergoing treatment on a tumour before having a liver transplant in April last year.

However, the former France international, who lifted the Champions League for the Spanish giants in 2011, has started training in the gym again and believes that he can be back playing by December.

"I have started working in the gym and I feel fine. I will keep progressing and see if I can play before December," said Abidal.

"I'm better than three months ago. I am following the guidelines that the doctors have given me and the truth is I feel fine.

"I travel and enjoy being around the team and that environment."

Abidal joined Barcelona in 2007 and has since made 188 appearances for the club.

Eric Abidal
Read Next:
Abidal continues recovery
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona66002021818
2Atletico MadridAtletico6420124814
3Sevilla641173413
4Valencia6330125712
5Real Betis6402107312
6Real Madrid6321116511
7Leganes631253210
8Real Sociedad6303131309
9Levante62318809
10Getafe62228538
11Athletic Bilbao62227618
12Espanyol622279-28
13Celta Vigo621310827
14Villarreal621369-37
15Las PalmasLas Palmas6204510-56
16EibarEibar6204314-116
17GironaGirona612338-55
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo6114715-84
19Malaga6015414-101
20AlavesAlaves6006110-90
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand