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Falcao '60 Percent Recovered,' Father Says

  • ESPN FC, Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:05 PM

Radamel Falcao’s father says his son is “60 percent recovered” from the ACL injury he picked up in January during a Coupe de France game with his club, AS Monaco. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old was included in Colombia’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup in Brazil. "He's practically 60 percent recovered," Radamel Garcia told Colombian radio RCN. "Now, he is just lacking the rest: the resistance; the strength; the speed; the coordination, the fundamental things for a top-level athlete.” Falcao scored nine goals in 17 Ligue 1 appearances before his knee injury. 

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