Doctor says Arsenal's Gallas recovering

BY foxsports • March 23, 2010

A doctor says Arsenal's William Gallas is making an encouraging recovery from the calf muscle injury that has sidelined the central defender for more than a month.

Michel Gaillaud, a sports doctor treating Gallas at his rehabilitation center in France, says the Frenchman started running again last week. Gaillaud says Gallas might kick a ball again this week and may even be ready for the Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium next Wednesday.

Speaking by telephone, Gaillaud says treatment is going "very well," and that Gallas will return to London this week.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he doubts the France international will be fit for the Barcelona match.

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