Jeremy Mathieu receives medical green light

Mathieu during training this week / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The French defender is available for selection once against after over a month out through injury

Jeremy Mathieu has been given the medical green light to return to action by the FC Barcelona doctors after a lengthy spell out on the sidelines.

The Frenchman suffered an injury to the meniscus in his right knee while international duty towards the end of March and was operated on in the same month.

Thirty seven days after surgery, Mathieu is back at the disposal of Luis Enrique for the season run-in, and has already trained with the group a couple of times this week.

Before suffering his injury, Mathieu had appeared in 31 games – including 19 in the league, six in the Copa del Rey, and three in Champions League. He is among the few players who have played in all competitions this season, with a total of 2,371 minutes, during which he has made two assists.