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Official: Barcelona right-back receives medical clearance after spell on sidelines

As confirmed by an official statement, Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto has received a medical clearance from the club having recovered from his shoulder injury.

The 30-year-old versatile right-back suffered a dislocated shoulder during Barcelona’s La Liga encounter against Athletic Club in late October and has been out of action ever since.

Roberto went on to miss five games for the Blaugrana before the World Cup break. However, he has now received full clearance from the club’s medical department and is set to resume training with the rest of the players not participating in the tournament in Qatar.

Xavi reconvened training sessions for those players today with the likes of Hector Bellerin, Marcos Alonso and Inaki Pena involved. And Roberto is in line to begin training as well, having been given the go-ahead by the medical department.

Prior to his injury, Roberto had played 12 times across all competitions for Barça. In those matches, the 30-year-old La Masia ace had scored and assisted two goals apiece

With Hector Bellerin not performing up to the mark, having Roberto back to full fitness comes as a boost for the Blaugrana, for when they resume their season against RCD Espanyol on December 31.

Roberto was close to leaving Barcelona last summer when his contract was set to run down. However, at Xavi’s insistence the club handed him a one-year extension. But, as things stand, the 30-year-old is unlikely to be given a new deal by the Catalans in the upcoming summer.

So, as things stand, this could very well be the Barça captain’s final season at Spotify Camp Nou.

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