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Arsenal Women star Daniëlle van de Donk has revealed how the club are trying to keep players fit during the Coronavirus lockdown.
As with the men’s game, the women’s game is on hold until at least April 30th as the UK battles to control the spread of the virus.
This means that, like the rest of the population, footballers find themselves locked in isolation at home until the situation calms down.
That isn’t ideal for footballers, who need regular training and exercise to keep at the peak of their game.
They’ve been forced to adapt their strict schedules to working out at home, and van de Donk has revealed just how they’re doing that at Arsenal.
“We receive a whole program from the club,” she told Eindhoven Daily.
“And we facetime with the physical coaches who guide us through the exercises as online supervisors.”
“I can’t do much with my ankle yet, so it is tough at the moment. I think it is going in the right direction.
“I hope the swelling and pain subsides this week and that I can run a little again next week. Then we’ll do that.
“What makes it difficult is that I no longer have daily physiotherapy, I try to make the best of rehabilitation via FaceTime.”