In May, Barcelona announced on their official website that captain Carles Puyol had successfully undergone knee surgery. He was expected to return after six weeks of recuperation, but he has only recently begun training.
Reports from InsideSpanishFootball.com have claimed that Puyol is targeting a return against Osasuna which means the captain could be back on the pitch in just a matter of weeks.
It is already clear that Puyol is going to make a comeback. What is really important is how much Puyol will be able to contribute when he returns to regular action for the Catalans.
In this article we will take a look at what Puyol must do to return to his best and also how Barcelona can best use the 35-year-old defender.