Barça physiotherapist Emili Ricart let go

Barça physiotherapist Emili Ricart let go

Yesterday it was revealed that Emili Ricart, a long-term physical trainer at FC Barcelona, has finished his contract and will not be renewed by the club. The trainer, who first joined the club during Guardiola’s time in charge, was widely loved by the players, having helped Xavi recover from his knee injury in 2005, David Villa from his recent shin break, and Abidal from his recent struggles with cancer. Perhaps most importantly, Ricart was influential in helping Iniesta overcome the hamstring problems that plagued him throughout the 2009-10 season in time for the 2010 World Cup, where Andrés famously scored the winning goal in the final. Ricart has given much to Barcelona, and the reasons for his departure remain unclear.

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