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19.07.2009 11:08

Pre-season medical begin


A number of FC Barcelona players reported back for the start of pre-season on Sunday as they were due to undergo the usual medical tests after enjoying their summer holidays.

2009-07-09_REVISION_ANDREU_FONTALSx_MUNIESA_01.jpgThe exams started early in the morning with the club’s Medical Services team ten of Barça Atlètic’s squad were present to have themselves checked over. Put into pairs, the players joined the three first-team members to be tested by the Blaugrana doctors.

Touré Yaya was one of the regular stars of Pep Guardiola’s side due to attend, but he was unable to and will have his exam on Monday.

Montoya and Dalmau

2009-07-09_REVISION_ANDREU_FONTALS_01.jpgMartín Montoya was first up as he was accompanied by his father at 8.50am. Together with Albert Dalmau the pair became the first players of the 2009/10 campaign to attend the medicals. Fonás and Muniesa, Espasandín and Rueda and Jonathan and Gai were the next pairs to go in. 

Five more

In the afternoon six more players were examined with Jeffren and Rochina, Pedro and Víctor Sánchez and Seydou Keita all attending.

2009-07-19_REVISIONES_MEDICAS_PRIMER_EQUIPO_006.JPGEvery players has a echocardiography, electrocardiogram, a strength test and several other cardio and physical exams that work out the players fat levels and weight difference compared to the end of the season if there is any.
Pre-season medical begin
More on Monday
The second set to tests will take place on Monday when the majority of the first-team squad are expected to attend. Players that appeared in internationals over the summer or have been given extra days off will return next week.

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