Lamela has been physically ready for a while, but to get him mentally ready to be the Lamela of old takes a severe indoctrination period. Tying him to a chair, eyelids taped open, watching reruns of the falklands war and the 1990/ 2014 World Cup finals while being paddled. Locked in a cage for days with no food, then given an enraged honey badger to fight with, winner eats loser. Wanked off by supermodels hourly to the point of climax but never allowed to cum. All with a view to subbing him on against Arsenal in two weeks having just been forced to listen to his mum tell him how she’s just been gang banged by their entire team.
Danny Rose was out for nearly as long and was chucked straight back in at the Bernabeu. When Poch regains his trust in Lamela (who knows when that will be) I wouldn't be surprised to see him on the bench.
From the distance he covered with each step, the frequency of each step as he ran, coupled with analysis from Ultra 4k HD images of the beads of sweat on his forehead and the amount of torque used to pull up his socks, he had a light breakfast of poached egg on one slice of wholemeal toast, a small glass of orange juice and around a litre of still spring water.
The obvious conclusion is that he'll be back around the 20th of the month.