Aritz Aduriz’s Recovery Is Going Well, Targeting Return Against Real Madrid
When Aritz Aduriz pulled up limping after attempting a header against Leganés in the first game of the year there was immediate concern. The striker had already dealt with a hamstring injury during the preseason and the issue had flared back up. After tests were carried out it was confirmed that he would miss roughly one month of action, but it hasn’t hurt the team as much as it could have.
Due to the international break and the match against Rayo being postponed, the striker may return having only missed one game. Until now Aduriz has only been able to jog with trainer Xabier Clemente, but on Monday he was finally able to touch the ball which is the next stage of his recovery. If his body responds well he will be able to rejoin his teammates son and the hope is that he will be cleared to play in the upcoming match against Real Madrid on 15 September.
In the meantime, Iago Herrerín has also started doing drills that require him to use his recently injured biceps which means that he is in the final stage of his own recovery. The goalkeeper isn’t expected to be available for the match against Real Madrid, but there is a chance that he could be cleared for the following fixture. Iñigo Martinez, who is currently on international duty with the Spain National Team, is also expected to make his season debut after spending the preseason nursing a calf injury.