Football: Barcelona's Valdes declared fit to play
MADRID (AFP) - Doctors have declared Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes fit and ready to play after 44 days on the sidelines with a right calf strain, the Spanish club said on Thursday.
"It is a day of good news for Barcelona's first team. After a training session on Thursday afternoon, doctors gave keeper Victor Valdes the all clear," the club said in a statement.
The 31-year-old could be part of coach Gerardo Martino's side for Barcelona's league match at home to Elche on Sunday.
Valdes sustained the injury during Spain's 1-0 defeat to South Africa in a friendly on November 19 in Johannesburg, the site of their 2010 World Cup final victory.