Monday November 21 2011
Cassano back at Milanello

Just 17 days after heart surgery, Antonio Cassano has returned to Milan’s training base to greet teammates and outline the start of his recovery.

Cassano underwent heart surgery on a congenital heart condition just under three weeks ago and was discharged from hospital soon after.

In the early stages of what is anticipated to be at least a six-month recovery period, Mediaset report that the No 99 made his first return to Milanello on Monday to meet with teammates and Coaches as they prepare for the midweek Champions League Group H-decider with Barcelona.

After joking with Clarence Seedorf and Zlatan Ibrahimovic about his appearance and even having Taye Taiwo sing a chorus in his honour, Cassano then met with club doctor Tavana to outline the early stages of his recovery programme that will start with effortless basic aerobic work.

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