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Spain’s Alexia Putellas takes next step in ACL recovery

Alexia Putellas sprained her knee during a training session. (Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images)

Alexia Putellas is back working out with Barcelona.

One of the top players in the world and a star for FC Barcelona, Putellas was in a video posted by the club jogging at the club’s training center. The two-time Ballon d’Or winner tore her ACL ahead of the Euros in July and has been out since then.

The timetable for an ACL recovery – which currently stands at anywhere from six to 12 months – has raised doubts over her potential participation in the 2023 World Cup.

She’s training at just six months, however, leaving questions over her actual recovery timeline.