Joel Campbell has finally been cleared to make his debut appearance for loan side Real Betis.
Campbell has been told by Betis doctors that he’s now able to play for his loan side after two months on the sidelines.
“Real Betis player Joel Campbell has finished the recovery process of his knee injury,” Betis confirmed.
“The Green-and-White winger was officially discharged yesterday, which makes him available for Quique Setién. The player is now training with the team without problems.”
Although the 25-year-old completed his move to the La Liga side on transfer deadline day, he’s yet to make his debut for the club after suffering a knee injury during a Gold Cup clash between his home country Costa Rica and Canada.
Campbell has been sharing his recover process via social media and seems to be in fine spirits. However, the injury prevented him from having any sort of pre-season with his parent club.
The winger’s contract with Arsenal runs out at the end of the season, so unless Arsene Wenger has a sudden change of heart, I doubt we’ll see him at the club again.
Since signing from Saprissa in 2011 and struggling to get a work permit, Campbell has been out on loan six times.
He’s only made 40 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions; 23 in the Premier League and 19 of which came in 2015/16 when injuries to Theo Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain forced Wenger to play the Costa Rican.
Betis play Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.