Athletic Players Undergo Medicals Ahead Of Preseason Training

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Unai Simón arrives for medical testing at Lezama (AC)

After having just three weeks of summer vacation the Athletic first team players are back at Lezama. On Tuesday the squad returned to undergo medical tests, including required COVID-19 screenings, ahead of preseason training which will officially begin on Thursday.

The players arrived for their tests in turns to avoid unnecessary contact in case someone may be ill. Those who were not present on Tuesday will come on Wednesday, although Andoni López will rejoin his teammates at a later date as he is still on loan with Elche who are set to compete on the Segunda promotional playoffs.

Unai Simón, Jokin Ezkieta, Iñigo Lekue, Ander Capa, Yuri Berchiche, Mikel Balenziaga, Yeray, Unai Núñez, Iñigo Martínez, Dani García, Peru Nolaskoain, Ibai Gómez, Iñigo Córdoba, Gaizka Larrazabal, Iker Muniain, Iñaki Williams, Kenan Kodro, Gorka Guruzeta, Asier Villalibre and even José Ángel Iribar were present for the first day of medical testing.

When training starts on Thursday Gaizka Garitano will have a total of 32 players at his disposal, not counting Andoni López. With Athletic having failed to qualify for Europe in three straight years the Mister will be tasked with building the strongest possible squad to compete for a top seven finish this season.

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