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JUANMA IS ALMOST READY TO RETURN

04 Sep 2006
Good news is arriving to Caparr??s' ears; Juanma is finally ready after going through surgery for his pubalgy problems. Besides, Jorge Andrade's return can already be seen on the horizon. The Portuguese defender could be ready to play in two months.

One of Caparr??s' main worries is almost over. Deportivo's defensive line will start to recuperate his best assets during the following weeks, the first one is Juanma. The Andalucian defender was one of the pillars in the centre during the past season, but he started to suffer from pubalgy, and the doctors of the club indicated that he should rest. Juanma missed the last matches of the campaign for this reason, during the pre-season it was established that he had to go through surgery.

Now after a couple of months, Juanma is ready to return, he started to train with normality in today's session and could be even included in the squad that will visit Mallorca on the weekend. Capar??s has been trusting in the youngster Alvaro Arbeloa and the Sevillan will have to analyse who should be now the partner of Albert Lopo in this important function.

Another player that Deportivo has been missing around is Jorge Andrade. The Portuguese defender broke several ligaments of his right knee during the last liga confrontation against Barcelona. The incident occurred on March 4th and Andrade passed through surgery a few days later, now doctor Antonio Gaspar has confirmed his positive evolution: "The phase of recuperation could be done in three of four weeks. But we must be realistic, he will be ready to play in six or eight weeks."

In this way, Caparr??s will complete his defensive line in a term of two months. The only long-term casualties would be Pablo Alvarez and Juan Carlos Valer??n. Both players should be ready in December although that Alvarez wasn't inscribed to compete in la liga.

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