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Avila resumes training after his move to Barca was cancelled

Tue 05 May 2020 | 22:03

A serious knee injury in January prevented Chimy Avila from switching to Barcelona, however, the 26-year-old forward is back in training with his current club, Osasuna.

Still progressing in his recovery, Chimy Avila, who was deprived of a move to Barca due to the knee injury he received in January, is now among the first players of Osasuna to resume training after the coronavirus pandemic.

When Avila joined Osasuna in July 2019, he was in perfect form, however, his spell with the club came to a halt as he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in January in a match against Levante that concluded in a 2-0 victory for Osasuna.

Ironically enough, at the time of injury, the 26-year-old forward was linked with a move to Barca to replace another injured player, Luis Suarez. However, when the injury happened, Barca turned their backs and went for Martin Braithwaite from Leganes, leaving Avila with his injury and the the time he needed for recovery.

But with the coronavirus pandemic causing the season's suspension in March, the former Huesca attacker could yet take part in 2019-20 once again.

With Osasuna confirming on Tuesday their first-team squad is to resume individual training later this week, they also showed footage of Avila in action at club's facilities the same day.

A day prior, LaLiga confirmed plans for a staggered return to group training for clubs, with the target being to resume matches in June.

Spain has confirmed over 250,000 cases of COVID-19, more than any other country except the United States.  

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