Athletic Begin Preseason Player Medicals Exams
Athletic’s preseason will officially begin on 4 July when all of the players report to Lezama for the first training session. Gaizka Garitano will have 33 players at his disposal as he looks to put together the strongest possible team to compete for European qualification. Before training can begin, the players must undergo routine medicals examinations which started on Tuesday.
The club posted a video showing Aritz Aduriz, Ander Capa, Mikel Vesga, Mikel San José, Cristian Ganea, and Hodei Oleaga were at the facilities Tuesday to have their medicals. Asier Villalibre, Dani Vivian, Gaizka Larrazabal, Iñigo Lekue, Unai López, Andoni López, Ibai Gómez, and Yeray were all on site the following day for their examinations while the rest will report to Lezama on Thursday.
Athletic also announced that Unai Nuñez, Unai Simón, Iñigo Martinez, and Oihan Sancet will all be allowed to report to Lezama later in the summer due to spending part of their break on international duty. Club doctors Lekue and Angulo will be performing the medicals evaluations along with specialists from partners IMQ Euskadi.
Gaizka Garitano will be giving a press conference on Thursday at 5:00pm which will be followed by the first training session of the preseason at 6:00pm at Lezama.
Hoy se han realizado los primeros reconocimientos médicos 🔴⚪
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) July 2, 2019