Iago Herrerín Diagnosed With Severe Biceps Injury, Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

Iago Herrerin

Iago Herrerín is expected to miss the start of the season due to injury (AS)

After seeing Kepa Arrizabalaga leave for Chelsea it was up to Iago Herrerín to pick up the baton as Athletic’s starting goalkeeper. Things did not get off to a great start when he suffered a muscle injury during Thursday’s training session. The 30-year-old left the field in obvious pain and headed to undergo tests to determine the severity, which does not look good.

On Friday Athletic announced that tests revealed that Herrerín has suffered a moderately severe injury to his right biceps muscle. For now a wrap is keeping his arm immobilized and over the next few days the club will make a decision regarding the best course of treatment. Normally a recovery from this injury takes roughly 4-6 weeks.

When it comes to muscle injuries it always important to note that the severity depends on how much of the muscle has torn. For Herrerín to be diagnosed with a severe injury it means that a large portion of the muscle has torn and that his recovery period will reflect that. It doesn’t look like the 30-year-old will need to undergo surgery, but he will miss the start of the season which means that Alex Remiro will make his first team debut at the San Mamés on 20 August against Leganés.

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