Canadian soccer team trains without resting players
Canada goalie Lars Hirschfeld stops a shot during practice on Monday, June 6, 2011 for their CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match against the United States at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:48PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:49PM EST
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld and fullback Andres Fresenga missed Canada's afternoon training session with minor medical issues Tuesday.
Hirschfeld took the afternoon off to nurse a sore back aggravated on the flight over from Norway where he plays club football.
"No issues with Lars at all. Just precautionary," said interim coach Colin Miller
Fresenga, meanwhile, got a clean bill of health from a doctor.
"He's good to go as well," added Miller.
Fresenga is slated to join the Vancouver Whitecaps training camp after his international commitments.
A young Canadian squad is preparing for friendlies against Denmark in Tucson, Ariz., and the United States in Houston.
Miller ran two-a-day practices Monday and Tuesday.