Injury Update: Yeray Returns To Training, Mikel Rico Still Recovering From Ankle Injury


Yeray is back in training with his teammates (MD)

It’s been nearly three weeks since Yeray suffered a Grade I-II groin strain against Espanyol. The injury normally sees players miss roughly one month of action, but the 23-year-old’s recovery has been well ahead of schedule. He’s been working hard to come back and quickly as possible and his return is imminent.

After being able to do rondos with his teammates earlier this week, Yeray has finally returned to regular training. The coaches are, of course, taking it easy with the defender and it is very unlikely that he will be cleared to play this weekend. However, there is a chance that Yeray could be ready for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match against Huesca.

Meanwhile, Iñigo Martinez has trained normally over the past two days after being forced to leave Tuesday’s session with discomfort in his right knee. He is expected to start against Getafe on Sunday alongside Unai Nuñez who has stepped in during Yeray’s injury.

Unfortunately, Mikel Rico is still training apart from the group. The midfielder suffered a bruised ankle during last week’s friendly against Deportivo and expected be able to practice this week, but that hasn’t happened yet. If he is unable to return for Sunday’s match he will be hoping to be cleared to play against Huesca on Wednesday, which would be a special game for the 34-year-old facing his former club.

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