Wales stars recover after Austria win with cryotherapy treatments

After winning their crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria on Saturday night, it might have been thought the Wales players would go out in Cardiff to celebrate, or maybe have a few drinks at the team hotel.
However, the post-game routine instead saw the players undergo sub-zero temperatures in order to quicken their recovery.
Stars including Gareth Bale, Joe Ledley and debut goal hero Ben Woodburn all entered a cryotherapy chamber, wearing protective gloves and masks.

Cryotherapy involves the use of very low temperatures in bodily recovery, with the cold believed to help with muscle tears and soreness, relieving pains, sprains and swellings – the standard ailments after 90 minutes of football.
Often in football this is seen in the physio room staple which is the ice bath, but the Welsh FA had something more high-tech planned for their players.
The stars instead stripped down to their shorts and boxers to enter ice chambers so cold they needed to wear protection on their faces and hands, along with woolly hats.

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