Benfica sweating on Adel Taarabt fitness

Benfica sweating on Adel Taarabt fitness
Adel Taarabt

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 07, 2019. 10:00

Adel Taarabt will on Monday undergo a medical examination on muscle inflammation suffered playing in the Champions League but is expected to still be available for Morocco’s two friendlies against Libya and Gabon this month.

The Benfica midfielder, who was recalled to the side last month, is already in Morocco for e two matches and is to be re-evaluated later on Monday by the federation’s medical department, but is expected to stay with the national team because the problem is not serious and could be overcome in the next days.

Benfica have already sent the Moroccan federation documentation regarding the inflammation, the result of muscle fatigue caused by physical overload.

In the coming days, Taarabt will not be able to train and will have to respect a treatment plan, the club said.

The 30-year-old offensive midfielder returned to play for Morocco last month after an absence of more than five years.

The injury was picked up in the 3-1 loss at Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wedneday, where Taarabt played the entire 90 minutes.

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