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THE CASE OF THE INJURED PLAYERS

09 Nov 2005
The â€?vacation’ period that the squad has because of the World Cup playoffs should help improve the condition of injured players. The objective is to face Racing with a complete team. V?­ctor will return to training on Thursday, but Taborda and Andrade will have to wait a couple more days.

There are currently five injured players at Deportivo: V?­ctor, Andrade, Taborda, Manuel Pablo and Senel. The most optimistic case is V?­ctor. He suffered an injury on August 20th during a training session. One month later he suffered a similar problem (muscular injury), but this time it wasn't related to the first one. At that time he had two weeks of training with the squad and Caparr??s didn't want to force him. Now, the winger is working in Madrid where he's spending his three days of vacation. He will return to train at Abegondo on Thursday, the same day the first squad returns to work.

Jorge Andrade suffered an injury on October 15th during the match with Barcelona.  He hasn’t joined regular training with the first squad yet, but he has a special routine to return into shape. The defender was called up to play with Portugal in the friendly games against Croatia (November 12th) and Northern Ireland (November 16th). He could play a few minutes, but it would be risky. However, it would help him return into shape. In any case, Andrade should join regular training sessions with Deportivo next week.

Sebasti??n Taborda is the only inured player that is resting in La Coru?±a. He suffered a muscular injury in the match against Barcelona and new complications delayed his return. Now the Uruguayan striker is hoping to be ready for the clash against Racing.  He told newspaper La Opini??n, "I hope to be ready when my teammates will start work again (Thursday). The good thing about this vacation period is that there's enough time to recuperate. I suffered some complications in the last few weeks, otherwise I would be ready for the M??laga trip".

The only sure absences for the trip to Santander are Senel and Manuel Pablo. Senel is still in the process of recuperation and should be ready to play in two weeks, a fact that he spoke about yesterday: "I'm finally wearing my normal boots and I can walk with normality. I hope to be ready in two weeks." Meanwhile, Manuel Pablo, who suffered a thigh injury last week should be ready to play in December.


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