Reyes, Herrera return to Mexico training

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Both players missed Wednesday's session but were back Thursday as El Tri prepare for Saturday's friendly

Diego Reyes and Hector Herrera were back on the training field for the Mexico national team Thursday after missing time for different reasons.

Reyes trained with the group for the first time since a hamstring issue suffered with his club sidelined him for the majority of El Tri's preparations. The Porto player, who has lined up at center back, defensive midfielder or right back for the national team, is Mexico's major injury doubt with Hector Moreno and Andres Guardado set to face Denmark on Saturday after missing last week's friendly against Scotland with their own injury concerns.

Reyes worked out apart from the group the past two days, with Dennis te Kloese, Mexico's director of national teams, saying Wednesday that the recovery was going slower than the team had hoped. Pachuca midfielder Erick Gutierrez is not on El Tri's 23-man roster but is with the team in Denmark as a reserve.

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Herrera has been fit to play since captaining Porto to a title in 2017-18, but was excused from training yesterday by the coaching staff. No official reason was given, though after a tabloids photographed Herrera and several of his teammates hosting a party after Mexico's 1-0 win over Scotland, there was speculation that he was off to smooth things over with his wife. The 28-year-old also has been linked with a move away from Porto this season.

Mexico faces Denmark on Saturday in its final friendly match before beginning its World Cup campaign. After initially setting the match against Scotland as a deadline for players to get fit, Osorio elected to fly with more than 23 players to Copenhagen with Moreno, Guardado and Reyes among the players he has started most during his tenure.

After the match at Brondby's stadium, El Tri will head out to Russia where it will be based in the northwest of Moscow at Dynamo's training base.

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