Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has been given the all-clear to resume his playing career after almost 12 months on the sidelines.
Abidal, 33, has been recovering after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, having previously had surgery to remove a tumour in
He started training in October 2012 and was then able to rejoin his team-mates for squad sessions in mid-December.
"After training this morning, Eric Abidal has received the good news that he has been given his medical discharge and is therefore available for the team going into the final part of the season," Barcelona officials said in a statement.Abidal last played for Barca on
Barcelona is 12 points clear of second-placed Atletico in La Liga, with 14 games to go, with Sevilla the visitor to the Nou Camp this weekend.
Barca is also in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, locked at 1-1 with Real Madrid after the first leg at the Bernabeu, and in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Sevilla appears to be holding out for a better price for midfielder Luis Alberto, despite sporting director Ramon Verdejo admitting Liverpool has made a 'very good' offer.