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Douglas injures backside asleep on team bus

Sporting right-back Douglas, on loan from Barcelona, fell asleep in a poor position on the team bus and has injured his bottom
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Douglas injures backside asleep on team bus
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Douglas injures himself sleeping on bus

Sporting player Douglas, on loan from Barcelona, has managed to injure himself again, this time in a rather ridiculous manner. According to Sporting physical trainer, Gerardo Ruiz, talking to sports radio show Onda Deportiva in Asturias, Douglas fell asleep on the bus in an uncomfortable position on the trip from Gijón to Vigo (a four drive across northern Spain) and when he woke up he'd injured his backside (strictly one of his gluteal muscles).  

Douglas trained alone

Douglas, according to the club, was unable to train today with the rest of the squad and instead exercised alone in the gym. The right-back is a doubt to face Barcelona on Saturday at 16:15 CEST in Gijón. 

The player attempted to settle doubts over his backside, sending a message: "I'm physically fine, ready, I was just doing a personal workout". 

Douglas has played just once in LaLiga for Sporting

Douglas has only played one of Sporting's five LaLiga Santander matches this season. He struggled terrible with injuries at Barcelona, playing just 379 minutes in two seasons after arriving in 2014-15. 

Douglas, on the day of his presentation.