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Elber on comeback trail

Published: Wednesday 27 October 2004, 14.05CET
Olympique Lyonnais' Giovane Elber aims to return to action before the end of 2004 after breaking his leg.

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Published: Wednesday 27 October 2004, 14.05CET

Elber on comeback trail

Olympique Lyonnais' Giovane Elber aims to return to action before the end of 2004 after breaking his leg.
Injured Olympique Lyonnais striker Giovane Elber has set his sights on returning for the French champions before the end of the year.

Broken leg
The 32-year-old Brazilian broke the fibula in his right leg and dislocated his ankle during Lyon's 1-1 league draw at FC Metz on 22 August, which was only his third competitive match of the season.

No crutch
However, the former FC Bayern München favourite is now walking without crutches and is already aiming to boost his side's UEFA Champions League campaign, should Lyon reach the knockout stages.

'According to plan'
"Everything is going according to plan," Elber said. "I enjoyed watching us play against Manchester [United FC, a 2-2 draw] and Fenerbahçe [SK, a 3-1 win]. I'm looking forward to my comeback in December or January."

On top
Lyon are unbeaten in 14 games this season and are top of both Ligue 1 and Group D of the Champions League. Paul Le Guen's team are at home to Fenerbahçe on 3 November.

Last updated: 27/10/04 15.59CET

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