Summer engagements for PAOK players
Summer invites rest, but also presents the opportunity to deal with loose ends of last season, ahead of upcoming engagements. Stelios Kitsiou decided for the latter and underwent groin microsurgery to get rid of a recurring problem.
The Greek international defender had been complaining of pains in the abdomen muscles. He managed to finish the season without problems and not miss any games thanks to special treatment. However, after consulting with the medical staff of the club, it was deemed necessary to undergo surgery in order to deal once and for all with the hernia.
Kitsiou travelled to Germany along with the chief of medical staff, Giannis Rallis, and he had the right groin operation there. He returned to Thessaloniki and will participate normally in the preseason stage. He is scheduled to start jogging and special exercises next week and he will be ready in time, when the “Double-Headed Eagle” kick off their preseason training.
Kitsiou isn’t the only PAOK player working during the summer in order to be ready for preseason. Dimitris Konstantinidis is following a special intensive program as he is recovering from a cruciate ligament injury and aims to be at Vladan Ivić’s disposal shortly. As for Giannis Mystakidis, he is having physiotherapy in the calf area.