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Fit-again Michael Essien plays in Persib Bandung training game

Published on: 13 March 2018

Former Ghana player Michael Essien was in action for his club side Persib Bandung in a training match.

Essien has stepped up his recovery from a long-term knee injury. He has been out of action for almost two months.

The former Chelsea ace began training with Persib Bandung last month after undergoing a recovery therapy in London, but was directed by the medical team to train away from the group.

He was left of the team's pre-season engagement with second-tier side Perserang Serang last month as he was given time to build his fitness ahead of the season.

However, the 35-year-old was able to feature in a training ground game over the weekend to the delight of the club's deputy, Fernando Soler.

"Today Essien has started playing in the game, but slowly, we still want to wait for him to get better, he's not 100 percent yet," he told the club's official website.

"I think that's a natural thing because he has not been much in our practice before. He likes to feel pain on his feet if the team held a field exercise with synthetic grass."


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