Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny reveals he’s turned to yoga in bid to speed up return from injury after rupturing achilles tendon
- Laurent Koscielny has been practising yoga as he looks to return from his injury
- The Arsenal man ruptured his achilles tendon against Atletico Madrid in May
- It meant Koscielny missing France’s World Cup winning campaign this summer
- The 33-year-old has returned to full training as he looks to earn his spot back
Laurent Koscielny has been taking up yoga sessions as he looks to speed up his return from his long injury lay-off.
The Arsenal defender ruptured his achilles tendon against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League in May and is yet to make his return to first-team football after six months.
The injury also meant Koscielny missing France’s World Cup winning campaign earlier this summer as he was forced to watch at home.
Laurent Koscielny has been practising yoga as he looks to return from his achilles injury
The 33-year-old has returned to full training as he looks to earn his spot in the starting XI back
The French defender has also spent time in the pool to speed up his rehabilitation in July
The pain of missing out on his last World Cup lead to him announcing his retirement from international football.
However, the 33-year-old is close to returning for the Gunners having returned to full training in October, as he looks to make his way into Unai Emery’s plans.
The Frenchman has credited yoga with speeding up his rehabilitation and has showed his Instagram followers the work he’s been doing to make his return to football.
The Arsenal defender ruptured his achilles tendon against Atletico Madrid in May
The devastated defender would go on to miss France’s World Cup winning campaign in Russia
Koscielny showed off his ‘Warrior’s pose’ as he was assisted during a private yoga session in his house.
He said: ‘Thanks to @footballyoga for being part of my rehab. Namaste.’
Before returning to training with his Arsenal team-mates, Koscielny trained by himself by jogging in a pool and working on strengthening lower body ahead of his return.
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