Aritz Aduriz Suffers A Scare During Training At Lezama

Aritz Aduriz Training

Aritz Aduriz was able to return to training after a blow to the head (AC)

Wednesday’s training session at Lezama was the last open session of the week ahead of Athletic’s match against Levante. Over the next few days the team will train behind closed doors in preparation for Sunday’s fixture at San Mamés. As usual, the stands were relatively full as fans came out to watch the players work and offer encouragement, however there was a scary moment that, thankfully, wasn’t serious.

In one of the final scrimmages before the end of training, Aritz Aduriz took a blow to the head and was on the ground long enough to cause concern. The striker was struck around his ear and received immediate medical attention. While it seemed as though Aduriz would leave for the remainder of the session, he chose to continue training and finished without any setbacks.

Iker Muniain was also subject to a stomp during the scrimmages but was able to continue training normally with no issues. Gaizka Garitano will have the entire squad available for Sunday match except for Beñat who is still recovering from a Grade II ankle sprain. The midfielder could make his return after the international break and has been working with trainer Xabier Clemente apart from the group.

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