Athletic Club Players Undergo Preseason Medicals

Rico San Jose Muniain Raul Garcia

Rico, San José, Muniain, and Raúl García sport the new Athletic training kit (AC)

For some it seems like last season just ended. For others, it feels like an eternity since Athletic Club last took the field. No matter which bracket you might fall under, football is right around the corner. The players will be reporting to Lezama on Monday to begin preseason training but several were already in attendance on Thursday where they began undergoing their medical assessments.

Athletic officially released their training kits for the 2018/2019 season on Thursday afternoon which was followed by revealing that many players had already undergone their physicals. Iker Muniain, Mikel Rico, Mikel San José, and Raúl García all posed for pictures in the new strips before meetings with the IMQ doctors. Others such as Sabin Merino, Unai Nuñez, and new signing Cristian Ganea were also in attendance. It was especially nice to see Raúl García passings tests so soon after undergoing surgery to correct an arrhythmia.

When the players report to Lezama on Monday everyone who hasn’t already had their medicals will do so and there will likely also be time set aside to take team and individual pictures. New manager Eduardo Berizzo has been in the office with his staff for a few days now preparing for the preseason and wants to get things started quickly. Football is just around the corner and Athletic will play their first scheduled friendly on 19 July against fellow Basque club, Amorebieta.

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