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02.12.2007 12:55

Activity for injured players

Berta Brau / Vanessa Forns

Although the first team has no training until Tuesday afternoon, the players recovering from injury reported for training as normal on Sunday.

After the away draw at Espanyol, manager Frank Rijkaard decided to give the squad two days off, but for the other players it was routine as normal at the Camp Nou on Sunday morning.

La Masia and the gym

etoook.jpgThe players were Edmílson, Sylvinho, Eto'o, Thuram, Deco, Oleguer and Henry, while some of the players that did play against Espanyol also reported to the club, namely Puyol, Iniesta and Gudjohnsen. Puyol worked out on the field, Iniesta received treatment for some minor knocks in the gym and Gudjohnsen continued with preventative measures on his isquiotibials.

Deco in isolation

deco21207.jpgEdmílson, Sylvinho, Eto'o, Thuram, Puyol and Deco all trained on La Masia’s pitch. Deco was accompanied by one of the fitness coaches and did a series of physical exercises, including ball control and passing, before running at different speeds.

Puyol in goal

puyiporter.jpgThe rest of group was supervised by fitness coaches Paco Seirul•lo and Albert Roca, staring with circuit training to work on strength, speed and resistance with the ball. They then tackled an obstacle course that ended with shots on goal. Oddly, Puyol, who had been jogging and stretching up to this point then offered his services as a goalkeeper for this exercise.

Once this was over, the captain retired to the dressing rooms, while Eto'o, Edmílson and Sylvinho continued with their target practice. In the meantime, Thuram, continued circuit training under the watchful eye of Albert Roca.

Activity for injured players

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Henry and Oleguer in the gym
Both Henry and Oleguer stayed in the gym to receive treatment for their respective injuries. Henry of course, has problems with the left side of his lumbar zone, while Oleguer is suffering from isquiotibial syndrome. Neither player appeared either against Olympique Lyon in the Champions League or in Saturday’s derby at Montjuïc.

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