Carles Gil Discharged By A Coruña Doctor
Carles Gil ended up with calcification in his Achilles tendon. He headed back to Spain to receive care in A Coruña. Doctor Adrian Gallego Goyanes, Gil's doctor there is the chief medical service for CD Lugo in the second division of Spain. Dr. Adrian performed surgery to remove said calcification. The surgery ended up being a lot less invasive than they had planned.
Instead of needing him to rehab for several weeks, the surgery he had allowed Gil to rehabilitate right away. He has been with him in the following two months after the surgery for his rehabilitation. Just six days ago now, Doctor Adrian cleared Carles for return to individual training with the team. He stated that Gil would be able to join the group training within two weeks of his discharge.
Arrival In The US
Gil is training in Foxboro now. He was in the new Training Facility for individual training on Tuesday. Following the timeline laid out for him, which seems to involve quarantine, he will be available for team training on or around October 27th.
Depending on the severity of the situation involving the Revolution and the playoffs, it's unlikely he'll return until the playoffs. At this point, he wouldn't be ready with the team for the NYRB game on October 28th. The November 1st game against D.C. United seems too early as well. If needed, it looks like he would return in the last regular-season game against Philadelphia on the 8th of November.
The Fans Have Been Waiting, But Wait, Pump The Brakes
As with any fan of the Revolution, it's exciting to see Carles Gil up on his feet and training. Carles left us three months ago and now seems likely to appear for New England in the playoffs coming up in about a month.
Although, we've already seen Gil up and starting individual training. Bruce Arena has stated that he hasn't had any contact with the doctor at all about Carles' fitness. It's likely that Bruce Arena will take as much time as possible to make sure that Gil's return is absolutely safe and intelligent.
Diego Fagundez also commented on his return, saying that it would be a great addition if he could return. Fagundez also mentioned that the Revolution as a team currently also has players willing to step up, if he's unable.