Jose Mourinho got some great news this week, when it was revealed that his keeper, the Spanish international Iker Casillas, has had the plaster removed from his hand and is looking good to be back a lot sooner than was predicted. The 30-year old keeper broke his finger in a cup game against Valencia two weeks ago and was operated on the next day. Medical experts predicted it would be three months before he could train properly or play again.
Casillas must not use the hand for a while and will be tested again in a week, but he is now hoping that he will be fit to play in the Champions league semi-final, provided that his team mates get past Manchester United in the quarter-final first. As captain of the team and the best keeper in the world, his recovery should give the rest of the players a nice boost.
Mourinho has already brought in Diego Lopez from Sevilla in order to get past United in Europe and Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey, and the 31-year old has done well so far, but Casillas is the man we want between the sticks.