Eto'o "3-4 weeks" from Barcelona comeback

"It's a decision for the player," said Cugat. "A doctor can only advise, the final decision will be made by the player and the coaching staff.

"If he was a civilian, he'd already be back at work. But we're talking about an elite athlete, who relies on explosive speed."

Cugat added: "The thigh is fully recovered and there's no problems with his hip. He wants to return as quickly as he can, but we can't take risks."