Andraž Žinič is returning from Turkey due to injury: 17-year-old youth team member Anej Lorbek will join the training camp in Belek later
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Misfortune never rests, and this was experienced firsthand by Maribor. The Purple and Whites are preparing for the second part of the season in Turkey, where the team will no longer train with Andraž Žinič. The full-back suffered an Achilles tendon injury, and as a result, he will return home on Monday. In his place, the young Anej Lorbek will join the team on the Turkish Riviera.
“The conditions here are excellent, and I was really looking forward to the preparations. Unfortunately, I picked up a minor injury, which turned out to be somewhat more serious and will require time for recovery. After returning, I will rest, and then I will start with therapies to get back into the training process at home. It’s difficult to define how long this new absence will last already, as I had to miss a week of training before. According to the initial assessments, I face 14 days of rest, during which I will perform exercises to better endure activities with greater loads later. I wish the guys a successful continuation of the preparations, making the most of their stay in Turkey, strengthening their bond even more, and then performing as a coordinated unit on the field,” said Andraž Žinič before returning home, as reported on the club’s website.
As captain Martin Milec is not yet in competitive rhythm, the gap will be filled by the young Anej Lorbek, a 17-year-old footballer who has already trained with the senior team at the beginning of the preparations and also played in the match against Nafta. In this season, Anej Lorbek has played 12 games in the youth Eon NextGen League, and he is still awaiting his official debut in the senior squad.
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