Luis Suarez 'Feeling Good' as Barcelona Striker Steps Up Recovery

Luis Suarez
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Luis Suarez has shown positive signs of recovery in the few days of training that Barcelona have held since lockdown restrictions were loosened.

As with the majority of European leagues at present, players are slowly being allowed to return to their clubs' training facilities in order to build up some fitness ahead of the expected completion of certain divisions.

In Spain, clubs have been allowed to welcome back their players for carefully monitored training sessions as plans are stepping up to resume La Liga sometime in June.

Prior to football's postponement, Barcelona had been without Suarez since the beginning of the year after the Uruguayan injured his external miniscus in his right knee during a Spanish Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. The injury required Suarez to undergo surgery on 12 January, with the problem expected to keep him sidelined for four months.

That injury, coupled with Ousmane Dembele's latest setback, granted Barça special dispensation to sign a forward outside of the transfer window, which they did when they brought in Martin Braithwaite from Leganes.

The Dane is yet to score in his three Blaugrana outings to date, but it may be the case that his run in the first team will be brought to a (even more) premature end. As per Marca, Suarez has shown good progress in his rehabilitation since he began training, with him now awaiting medical discharge.

Luis Suarez, Del Cerro Grande
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He is not been given the all-clear just yet, and doctors stress they don't want to rush him back, but the positive signs he's shown in the last few days will be welcome news to Quique Setién, who has won eight of his 12 matches in charge since taking over from the sacked Ernesto Valverde.

It is hoped that Suarez will have a role to play when competitive football returns in Spain, thought to be at some point in June. Despite his injury layoff, Suarez has still managed 14 goals across all competitions this season, including 11 in the league.

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