Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has announced that he has resumed individual training as he continues his recovery from a liver transplant.
The Frenchman underwent surgery back in April, and there were fears that the left-back's career could be over.
Nevertheless, Abidal is determined to return to the pitch, and has now started training in the gym away from the first team.
"Hello my friends, I hope you are well, I'm writing you to give you some news: I've started again to train indoors, for a little time now," a statement on the Frenchman's official Facebook page reads.
The 32-year-old received a warm welcome during Monday's official team-presentation ahead of the Joan Gamper Trophy match versus Sampdoria, and Abidal was delighted with the fans' affection.
"And I would like to say a big thank you to the Catalans for their great welcome at Camp Nou during the official presentation! I thank you for your support."
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