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13.03.2008 13:20

Oleguer in, Deco out for Almería clash


Oleguer Presas, who had an operation on his left hand a month ago, was given full medical clearance on Thursday. However, Deco will definitely not be available for Sunday’s match against Almería.

Club doctors announced on Thursday morning that Oleguer Presas has made a full recovery from the fracture in his left hand. However, Deco has been ruled out of the Almería game as a precaution against aggravating his muscle problem.

Oleguer, who trained with the group on Monday wearing protection on his left hand, was able to take a full part in training today. Club doctors then announced after the session that the defender is fit and ready for action.

Oleguer fractured the third metacarpal of his left hand during the away match against Sevilla on February 9th, but despite the injury managed to last out the full 90 minutes. He had an operation on February 13th and is now available to Frank Rijkaard.

Deco injury risk

1entreno130308_x4x.jpgMeanwhile, Club doctors have carried out a number of tests on Deco and decided there is still a risk of aggravating the calf problem that caused him to drop out of the squad for the Villarreal game. He will definitely miss Sunday’s match.

Deco felt a twinge in his right calf while warming up before the match and has been receiving treatment since Monday.
Oleguer in, Deco out for Almería clash
Surprise UEFA dope test
Before training began, a number of UEFA officials carried out a surprise urine test as part of the standard procedure for all clubs involved in the Champions Leagues. The following players were tested: Pinto, Oier, Messi, Abidal, Milito, Jorquera, Valdés, Sylvinho, Ezquerro and Iniesta.

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