Verdu still uncertain for Espanyol

Joan Verdu is keeping Espanyol’s medical staff guessing as to whether or not he will be fit in time for the weekend meeting with Athletic Bilbao.

The creative midfielder suffered a sprained ankle in his side’s last League game at Levante at the start of the month and was thought to have fully recovered from it.

However, a relapse of the injury during this week forced him to abandon training for a couple of days for fear of having done greater damage.

Despite those tests revealing no serious injury to the player being followed by his return to training today, his condition is still being assessed, with the club described as uncertain over whether or not he will be fit for the lunchtime visit of Athletic this Sunday.

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