On Tuesday, Abel Barriola held his first training session since rupturing a cruciate ligament in his right knee last April. He was able to play for an hour, alongside Mikel Olazabal and Ladis Galarza, without any adverse effects and is said to be able to run normally. There is no date set for his return to competition as a full recovery is the primary goal. The pelotari from Leitza visits Tolosa five times a week for physical rehabilitation exercises. He is also, apparently, riding his bike several times a week up Mount Lizarraldea in order to feed his dogs, who are kept there. It seems there is light at the end of the tunnel for a much missed player.
Source: Diario Vasco
Image from: Diario de Navarra