Great news for Ernesto Valverde, who has been able to count this Thursday in the training of the FC Barcelona with Ousmane Dembelé for the first time since he fell injured against Olympique de Lyon. The French end is complying with the expected recovery deadlines and could arrive in time to be in Old Trafford next Wednesday, the great goal of the medical services of the club azulgrana.
Dembelé has done part of the work with the rest of his teammates, who have blessed his return to the turf of the sports city Joan Gamper. The young French player broke the femoral biceps of his left leg in the eighth round of the Champions League against Lyon, when he even scored the final 5-1, and doctors estimated between three and four weeks of recovery.
Dembelé is complying with the expected recovery periods
His reappearance in training suggests that Dembelé could receive a medical discharge before next Wednesday, when Barça will face United in Manchester in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, thus meeting the deadlines set out in the medical section. But the medical history of the French, with many muscle mishaps, will also be a factor to consider for Valverde when it comes to marking a date for his reappearance.
In training this Thursday he has also been part of the work with the group Jasper Cillessen, that drag problems in the left hip, and that could return to a call ahead of the transcendental game on Saturday against Atlético del Madrid. The session has also played a leading role in the branch with the presence of Iñaki Peña, Wague, Morer and Riqui Puig.