Barcelona's Eric Abidal Will Return By The End Of The Year

Barcelona’s French defender Eric Abidal is targeting to return to action by the end of the year.  Eric Abidal who is currently recovering from liver transplant surgery in April, has set his sights on a return to action in December, he told Catalan TV3 on Saturday night.

Eric Abidal targets to return by december

“I have started working in the gym and I feel good,” he said after Barcelona’s friendly against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris, which the Catalan club won 4-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. I am on the way and let’s see if I can get back playing before December.

“That is the objective, but if I have to wait until after that it’s not a problem. I am better than I was three months ago. I am following the doctors’ guidelines and the truth is I feel good. I am able to travel and enjoy the football and being with the team.”

The 32-year-old French international defender underwent the operation on 10 April just over a year after having a tumour removed from his liver in March 2011. He was given the green light to leave hospital in Barcelona in May.

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