In addition to La Liga’s mandatory coronavirus testing, Athletic Club are now likely going to carry out their own stress tests and analyses on the participants, Marca reports.
During the lockout, Athletic’s members conducted medical reviews from their own houses, but that is not as comprehensive as the evaluations that they will carry out.
The Basque club’s doctors must adopt a procedure close to the one that the squad carries out before the pre-season preparations began. La Liga’s procedure specifies the players must arrive at the training ground fully clothed and leave without using the showers in the first days of preparation.
After such evaluations are completed, they may have to wait 48 hours to return to training. The club has arranged all the required facilities to host individual sessions.
Both their physical health as well as their psychological resilience would be of considerable significance if La Liga Santander gets back on track, as the possibility of muscle injury can increase after nearly two months out of practice.
Though training sessions are set to start as soon as La Liga reports the results of the COVID-19 tests with the clubs, the actual training will still not resume until Wednesday, May 6 at the least.