Madrid: Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is in fitness training in a mountain camp and practising football for the first time since his April liver transplant, the club has revealed.
Abidal, who underwent the operation on April 10 just over a year after having a tumour removed from his liver in March 2011, is reportedly aiming to rejoin the team in December.
"I have been thinking about kicking the ball again for a long time. Today is the first day. I am tired but happy," the 33-year-old French international told Barca TV.