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Iker Casillas returns to training

The Ex-Real Madrid and current Porto keeper has taken another monumental step in his bid to return to action following his heart attack scare in May.

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Iker Casillas returns to training
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Six months and three days since he suffered a heart attack during training with Porto, Iker Casillas has donned his boots and taken to the training pitch.

The ex-Real Madrid shot-stopper took to Twitter on Monday to post a picture of his grass stained boots, along with the message: “6 months and 3 days you have been in the locker.”

According to what AS has learned, the 38-year-old managed to train alone for between 20 and 25 minutes, making slight contact with the grass.

While he is still not in a position to return to training with his team mates, the Madrid-born keeper expressed his happiness at being able to take this monumental step towards his return, after many commentators had initially claimed he would never play again.

Casillas’ Porto return: work in progress

It’s not the first time that the Spanish great has posted updates of his recovery. A few weeks ago, he delighted fans by publishing a photo of himself on a treadmill accompanied with the message: “Work in progress”.

Casillas is currently acting as a liaison between the squad, the coaching staff and the Porto boardroom, a role offered to the Spanish player on a provisional basis as he continues his recovery.

In August the 38-year-old was a late inclusion on Porto’s list of registered players for the Primeira Liga 2019/20 season, as both he and the club pin hopes on his return. 

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