Iker Muniain Has Injury Scare After Colliding With Iñigo Córdoba In Training

Iker Muniain was nearly injures after colliding with Iñigo Córdoba (AC)

  • Athletic have not been able to avoid the injury bug early on this season. Just during the preseason Iñigo Martinez suffered a serious calf injury, Iago Herrerín sustained a biceps tear, and Aritz Aduriz and Raúl García dealt with muscle problems of their own. On Saturday things almost got even worse.
  • During training the players were working on ball movement in tight spaces. Iker Muniain collided with Iñigo Córdoba and immediately went to the ground. Muniain looked to be in serious pain as the trainers and medical staff came to his aid. The 25-year-old was holding his left leg and stayed down for quite a while.
  • For some time it looked as though Eduardo Berizzo had lost another key player, but there was good news. Iker Muniain finally stood up and was eventually able to rejoin his teammates. The midfielder completed the rest of the training session without any problem and is expected to be available for Monday’s match against Huesca.
  • The upcoming game could also see the return of Iñigo Martinez. The defender has missed over a month with a calf strain but was able to start training normally two weeks ago. Berizzo left him out of the team for last Monday’s game out of precaution but the 27-year-old should be available to face Huesca in two days.

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