Sanabria ‘close’ to Betis return

Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria is targeting a return to first-team action within the next few weeks following a long-term knee injury.

The Paraguayan forward has been absent for four months with a serious knee injury after netting seven league goals in just six league starts for Los Verdiblancos.

“Lets see if I can return to training next week,” Sanabria is cited as saying by Sevilla Info.

“After a long time, and several months of frustration, you will see me again on the pitch and I will recover the feelings which make me very happy.

“I went through a complicated operation and the truth is those months were very tough for me, but now I am recovered and want to return to action.

“I have worked with the team for two weeks and have had no problems with my knee, so maybe another week on from now I will be in contention.

“I have an enormous level of desire and I want to contribute and to help my colleagues.”

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