Puyol four kilos lighter

Part of Carles Puyol’s recovery from knee surgery has centred on the Barcelona defender losing four kilograms of weight.

The 35-year-old underwent a procedure in June to remove a cyst from his knee, to follow on from keyhole surgery on the same joint undergone in March.

Now into the final stages of his return to full fitness, the player is reported to have also lost weight as part of his recovery.

Mundo Deportivo say that to ease the strain on his knees, the player has worked to lose four kilograms in weight since he was last playing.

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