As many countries and regions are beginning to explore plans for relaxing social distancing measures and reopening closed and/or suspended business and economic activities, the Spanish Prime Minister announced that the country plans to return to a “new normality” by the end of June as reported by BBC.
As part of this timeline, sports teams will be allowed to return to training as early as next Monday, May 4th. This points to the possibility of league action resuming for the 2019-20 season. There has been media speculation that certain European competitions including the Bundesliga, Premier League and La Liga are contemplating completing their suspended seasons while others such as Eredivisie and Ligue 1 have either been formally cancelled or appear to almost certainly be heading in that direction in the case of the latter.
Many sports scientists and analysts have commented that transitioning back into the grind and routine of the season will have to be approached carefully to avoid injuries after such an extended layoff. Players are likely feeling quite anxious and may be pleased should the May 4th date materialize. Varane recently commented about being uncertain when players would be able to return to training while Ramos spoke about having to watch how much muscle he adds as part of his workout routine at home. This all reinforces how critical managing the return to club training will be.