As reported by AS, new Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is concerned about Brazilian midfielder Kaka's physical condition. In the wake of the attacking midfielder's problems with injury last season and revelations that the player still felt pain during the World Cup and was only able to play at 85 per cent fitness, the Special One has reportedly paid close attention to the Brazilian's training regimen as Los Blancos continue their pre-season preparations in Los Angeles.
As such, Mourinho has met with the footballer along with his training and medical staff to discuss a physical therapy plan to return the player to his best. The plan is designed to help the player strengthen the area in question (groin and abdominal muscles) and Kaka will be subject to a lighter workload in normal training in an effort to do work on recovering from his persistent sports hernia injury. The Madrid medical staff have agreed with the Brazilian Football Federation, who examined Kaka during the World Cup, that surgery is not necessary.
Kaka arrived in the United States to join Madrid on Saturday and has taken a limited part in training sessions so far, doing specific physical therapy work outside of training to strengthen his abdominal muscles and put his injury woes behind him.