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Pau Gasol opened up about his road to recovery from a foot injury he suffered in 2019 and his return to FC Barcelona.

Gasol said recovering from the injury was a difficult process and was ‘fortunate’ to sign with FC Barcelona.

“For almost two years or more, I was preparing myself for the opportunity to return to action. There were moments when my return looked very unlikely.

I was fortunate to return to Barcelona. My first team at the professional level offered me a great opportunity. Also, I will be able to once again play for an Olympic medal.

We will see what will be required to prepare for the Olympic Games,” Gasol said, per the Spanish national news agency EFE, via

Gasol and FC Barcelona are preparing for the 2021 EuroLeague Final Four and their semifinal with Armani Milano on Friday.