Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was removed after knee surgery in January to make his return to competing action.
At Atletico Madrid, Suarez hasn’t played since the Supercopa defeat in January. He thought of saying goodbye to the season after he underwent the knife, but the coronavirus pause gave him another chance to contribute to the season of Barça.
“Luis Suarez is ready for the return,” said Barça. “147 days after an operation, the Uruguayan striker received an all-clear medical service from the club and is available for selection as Barça gets ready for action on 13 June at 10 pm CEST away from Mallorca.”
As SPORT revealed, after a special training session at Camp Nou on Saturday, the green light came for Suarez. While Lionel Messi had been working alone, Suarez trained with the team as normal.
Suarez had an operation on Jan. 12 and for the first time after nearly five months of recovery work, mainly during the lockdown, he is available for coach Quique Setien.