The Barça sporting director is going to Argentina together with Dr Ricard Pruna and Pepe Costa to follow Messi’s progress
Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta will fly out to Argentina on Tuesday, together with Dr Ricard Pruna and Pepe Costa from the technical staff, in order to get a first hand view of Leo Messi’s progress. Messi picked up his injury against Sevilla on 10th November and has been undergoing the second phase of his treatment in his home country since the end of last month.
So far, the treatment has been supervised by Dr Daniel Martínez and kinesiologist Luis García, both of whom also work with the Argentina national squad. As planned, FC Barcelona fitness coach Elvio Paulorroso has also been working with Messi since Thursday
Before flying to South America, Andoni Zubizarreta will attend next Monday’s Champions League round of 16 draw in Nyon. Following that, he will stay in Argentina until the 21st when he will travel to Madrid to watch Barça’s game against Getafe.
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The full back is starting a new phase of recovery from his calf injury, whilst the team did some recovery work the day after the big win over Celtic
At training on Thursday morning Dani Alves started to do some exercising on the pitch, but not with his teammates. The Brazilian has begun a new phase in his recovery. It’s worth remembering that Alves came back from the Brazilian national team tour, in November, with a calf muscle tear.
On the other hand, those who took part in the thrashing of Celtic, carried out some recovery exercises in the morning session at the Training Ground. Four reserve team players made up the group: Joan Roman, David Babunski, Pol Calvet, and Agostinho Ca.
The next first team training session will be on Friday morning, when Barça will be preparing for the league match on Saturday against Villarreal at the Camp Nou (20.00 GolT and Canal + Liga).