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Afellay given medical clearance to play

FC Barcelona’s Dutch player, after almost seven months on the injury list, has recovered from his ACL injury. Ibrahim Afellay is back in Josep Guardiola’s team ahead of the most decisive stretch of the season.

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12 April 2012 06:42 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Ibrahim Afellay received the news that he\u2019s been eagerly awaiting for most of the season last Wednesday afternoon. FC Barcelona\u2019s Medical Services gave the Dutchman medical clearance to play after being injured for 6 months and 21 days. The player is back in Josep Guardiola\u2019s team ahead of the most decisive stretch of the season.


Dr. Ramon Cugat and Dr. Ricard Pruna conducted surgery on Ibrahim Afellay on October 3rd. Afellay tore his ACL in his left knee on September 22nd. The player started his recovery process soon there after.

Working with the team for three weeks

On March 18th, Afellay left his individualised recovery plan in the gym behind for his final recovery phase on the football pitch. It was on this day that the player started to train with his teammates. Three weeks later, days after his birthday, the Dutchman was given the best birthday present of all: medical clearance to play with his team, FC Barcelona.

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  • Afellay was warmly received by his Barça teammates at the training pitch (by FC Barcelona)

  • Afellay was warmly received by his Barça teammates at the training pitch (by FC Barcelona)