Michu uses anti-gravity treadmill for recovery

Swansea player Michu scores the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Swansea City and FC Kuban Krasnodar at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2013
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Alvaro Vazquez tweets a picture of fellow Swansea City striker Michu using an anti-gravity treadmill at the club's training complex.

Swansea City striker Michu has begun running on a high-tech anti-gravity treadmill in a bid to make a quicker recovery from injury.

The 27-year-old was ruled out for "three to four weeks" after picking up knee and ankle complaints, which means he will also miss Spain's friendly matches against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa this week.

A picture of the former Rayo Vallecano star using the device was posted on Twitter by fellow Spaniard Alvaro Vazquez, who is currently on a season-long loan at the Liberty Stadium from Getafe.

Anti-gravity treadmills use an air-tight seal to reduce stress on injured joints, allowing the player to step up their rehabilitation without putting full weight on troublesome areas.

Vazquez's tweet translates to: "From Swansea to the moon."


Swansea's Michu celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Crystal Palace during their Premier League match on September 22, 2013
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