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Barcelona players to undergo medicals on Wednesday

LaLiga giants Barcelona are seeking to resume training as soon as possible and have been given permission to carry out medicals on players.

Barcelona players to undergo medicals on Wednesday
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As LaLiga seeks to getting back to football with Covid-19 lockdown restrictions easing, Barcelona players will undergo medical tests on Wednesday ahead of a possible return to individual training at the club's Ciutat Esportiva.

Real Madrid players will be undergoing coroanvirus tests on Wednesday. It is not clear if Barcelona players will be tested for the virus as part of their medical.

Getting back to football amid the coronavirus pandemic

LaLiga teams have been granted permission to resume training this week after the Spanish government eased restrictions prohibiting outdoor exercise.

Barca's training facilities were inspected on Tuesday and the champions are now planning to carry out appropriate testing "to guarantee the players' health". There is a fear footballers will be prone to injury after coming back from the lockdown.

Spanish football was suspended indefinitely in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is hoped the 2019-20 season can be resumed rather than brought to a close, as has happened in Netherlands and France.

The top two leagues have agreed a 'Return to Training Protocol' with Spain's ministry of health to allow players to restart individual training programmes.

The intention is for small group sessions to then be phased in as part of a gradual build-up towards a possible restart of LaLiga in June.

Barça were two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table with 11 matches left to play when the competition was suspended.


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