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19.12.2007 11:37

Henry returns to full training

Sandra Sarmiento / Anna Segura

Thierry Henry returned to training with the FC Barcelona squad on Wednesday after almost four weeks out with an injury. The French forward joined in the session with the rest of the players in the Mini Estadi.

Frank Rijkaard was evidently delighted to have Henry back in his ranks and after the initial warm-up exercises, gathered everyone into the middle of the pitch to welcome the forward back.

entrenu191207_x2x.jpgThe former Monaco and Arsenal star has been out for almost a month after being diagnosed with a lower back problem and the last time that he was able to train was towards the end of November as the team prepared to play Recreativo.

Edmílson and Ezquerro

ezquerro_191207.jpgAs well as Henry, Edmílson and Santi Ezquerro also took part in training. The Brazilian midfielder returned after missing the session on Tuesday due to gastroentiritis. Rijkaard was also pleased to see Ezquerro back in action after he was given the green light to start playing again.

Joining the first team squad in the Mini Estadi were two young goalkeepers as the B team's Oier Olazábal and the Juvenil A team's Rubén Miño took paer.

Physical circuits

entrenu191207_x10x.jpgThe players were put through a series of physical circuits that focussed on moving with the ball and changing rhythm. The squad that broke into pairs to work on their long passing.

Practice games

entrenu191207_x13x.jpgNext, four groups were formed to carry out different practice games, each lasting five minutes. The winners of each game then played each other, while the losing sides took each other on. In these matches, it was easy to see that Henry has not lost his goalscoring touch and he netted five times.

Wearing the green bibs were Rubén Miño, Milito, Henry, Giovani, Touré and Edmílson, while the side with no bibs consisted of Jorquera, Bojan, Puyol, Abidal, Ezquerro and Deco. The other two sides were made up of Valdés, Ronaldinho, Sylvinho, Márquez, Iniesta and Marc Crosas in yellow and Valdés, Ronaldinho, Sylvinho, Márquez, Iniesta and Marc Crosas in orange.
Henry returns to full training

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Messi and Oleguer

The only two players missing from training on Wednesday were Lionel Messi and Oleguer. The two players continued with their specific recovery programmes away from the squad.

Carles Puyol had a fright during the session as he went down clutching his left knee, but was soon able to continue training normally after some medical attention.

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