April 7 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia defender Yasser Al-Shahrani returned to instruction with his club Al-Hilal on Thursday, 133 days following suffering a critical injury throughout their beautiful two-1 victory more than Argentina at the Planet Cup in Qatar final year.

Al-Shahrani, 30, suffered head, chest and abdomen injuries following a colliding with his personal goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais in the final minutes of the game, which was arguably the greatest shock in Planet Cup history, with Argentina going on to lift the trophy.

The left back, who has 70 caps, underwent surgery on his face and pancreas, following becoming airlifted from Doha to Riyadh.

Al-Hilal published photos on Twitter of Al-Shahrani, who received a warm welcome from his group mates, who set up a guard of honour for him in instruction, as they prepare to face Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League later on Friday.

Al-Hilal are third in the league, eight points behind leaders Al-Ittihad and seven points adrift of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.

Al-Shahrani hopes to be prepared to play by the time Al-Hilal host Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds in the initial leg of their AFC Champions League final on April 29.

Reporting by Ahmed Mostafa
Editing by Toby Davis

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