Puyol comeback delayed

Reports today are that Carles Puyol will not be fit to return to action for Barcelona until early October.

The centre-back was originally pencilled in for a return to full training during preseason, after undergoing surgery in June to remove a cyst from his right knee.

However, on from having seen his comeback delayed until after the September international break, it has reportedly been pushed back again to early October.

AS understand that the 35-year-old could yet miss League and European fixtures with Sevilla, Ajax, Rayo Vallecano, Real Sociedad and Almeria, before being in contention to feature in October’s trip out to Celtic in the Champions League.

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