Iñigo Martinez And Yuri Berchiche Given Recovery Day At Lezama

Inigo Martinez Training

Iñigo Martinez and Yuri Berchiche trained separately from the team on Tuesday (AC)

Athletic had been relatively fortunate in regards to injuries since the season resumed until Yeray was forced off against Real Madrid. The center-back suffered a calf injury just 20 minutes into the match and has since been ruled out for the remaining four games of the season. Going forward Unai Núñez will take Yeray’s place in the team and Gaizka Garitano must manage the squad carefully.

After having yesterday off the players were back in training at Lezama earlier today with two noticeable absences. Iñigo Martinez and Yuri Berchiche did not work with the group, but instead used the indoor facilities for individual recovery sessions. This has been a common occurrence during the season to keep various players fresh who may be dealing with slight discomfort or fatigue. Berchiche also did the same following the win over Valencia.

Athletic will host Sevilla on Thursday night at San Mamés where a win could catapult the Lions back into the top seven. Both Martinez and Berchiche are expected to start for Athletic with Gaizka Garitano sure to field his strongest lineup in hopes of taking all three points.

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