La Liga: Douglas recovers from bottom injury in time to face Barcelona

Douglas joined Sporting on loan in the summer having made 12 appearances for Barcelona since 2014

A La Liga footballer is fit to face champions Barcelona on Saturday despite injuring his bottom while sleeping in an awkward position on the team bus.

Douglas, who is on loan at Sporting Gijon from Barca, injured a buttock muscle as the team travelled back from Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at Celta Vigo.

But the 26-year-old Brazilian full-back is now fit to face his parent club on Saturday (15:15 BST).

"I'm physically well and available," said Douglas.

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