Abidal cleared to play in last game with Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Eric Abidal has been cleared to play in his last game with the Spanish club after recovering from a nagging leg injury.
The 33-year-old French defender is leaving to prolong his playing career with another club after Barcelona decided to not offer him a contract extension beyond this season.
Abidal had missed several games because of the injury.
Abidal battled back from a liver transplant last year to play again for Barcelona. He also recovered from a liver tumor in 2011.
The Frenchman helped Barcelona win 15 titles in six seasons during the club’s most successful run.
Barcelona plays Malaga on Saturday needing a win to cap its championship campaign with a record-matching haul of 100 points.