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18.08.2009 11:59

Ibrahimovic and Messi given medical green light


Both Ibrahimovic and Messi were declared to be fully recovered from injury by Club doctors on Tuesday and will now be available to manager Josep Guardiola for the Joan Gamper Trophy.

Both players took a full part in the training session held from 9 am behind closed doors at the Joan Gamper Sports Centre. Afterwards, Club doctors informed waiting reporters that they are now cleared to play. This means that they will be available to take some part in Wednesday’s match against Manchester City in the Camp Nou.

A possible debut for Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic has made a complete recovery from the operation on the second metacarpal of his left hand, an injury which prevented him from playing in the recent USA tour. As such he may well make his debut in a Barça shirt on Wednesday evening.

Messi recovers from leg injury

2009-08-18_MESSI_01.jpgAs for Lionel Messi, he has recovered from the muscle problem in his left leg that was detected while on international duty with Argentina, causing him to miss the match against Russia.

Since then he has been receiving treatment to reduce the inflammation and took no part in the Spanish Super Cup match against Bilbao as a precaution.
Ibrahimovic and Messi given medical green light

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