REAL Madrid coach Jose Mourinho included Kaka in his squad Sunday for the first time this season, selecting the Brazil playmaker in his squad for the Spanish league derby against Getafe the next day.
Kaka has not played for the Spanish club since undergoing surgery on his left knee Aug. 5.
Mourinho said Kaka “is not close” to starting but “he can give us 15 to 20 super-quality minutes.”
Kaka wrote on Twitter he was very happy “after a long time, I am back with my teammates for tomorrow’s game.”
Mourinho also said that injured striker Gonzalo Higuain would have to undergo surgery. Higuain has been out for the past month with a back injury.
Mourinho said his squad would remain the same, with no players leaving or joining during the January transfer period.