Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata's star recruit Luis Garcia will be available for their crucial Indian Super League away fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the team management said today.
"He's fully recovered, he's training with us. Yes, he's available for the next match," ATK's fitness coach Miguel Martinez Gonsalez told reporters on the sidelines of their practice session at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here.
The marquee player and their captain suffered a hamstring injury during their 1-1 draw against Delhi Dynamos in their second outing as ATK missed the UEFA Champions League winner in the last two matches.
However, there was also some bad news for the group leaders as their Indian defender Denzil Franco's ISL campaign is all but over and the Churchill right-back's I-League campaign too seems doubtful because of a grade three ligament tear.
"The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of Denzil has been damaged. The doctor has told us that he will need at least six weeks of rest and chances are little that he will be playing in this ISL again," a senior official of the franchise said.
ATK will face Chennaiyin FC in a top of the table clash in Chennai on November 4.