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Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena posts positive injury update

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The youngster’s on the comeback trail

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Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has posted a positive message on social media as he recovers from surgery on an injured hamstring.

The 20-year-old went under the knife in June and was ruled out of action for three and a half months.

The injury came at a bad time as Ernesto Valverde has stated he was hoping to call up the youngster to the first team for next season.

However, Alena looks well on the way to recovery after returning for pre-season training on Wednesday and posted an update on Twitter.

He said: “We carry on with the rehab day by day. It won’t be long now...”

Barcelona will be hoping Alena can get back from injury quickly and boost their midfield options.