BRENTFORD goalkeeper David Raya has celebrated his return to training after a lengthy injury break … but not what you might think.
Raya returns to his first training session on the pitch at Brentford’s Jersey Road training ground dressed as a DINOSAUR.
He marked his return from an 11-week break as he continues to recover from a knee injury.
And in a video posted to Brentford’s Twitter account, Raya is seen running out onto the lawn in a costume and shouting: “Good morning, I’m T-Rex!”
The Bees’ first team could only watch, star striker Ivan Toney flung his arms in the air and turned away when he realized who the prankster was.
Raya then stripped off his T-Rex to reveal his full workout gear, as he continued: “Someone’s so excited in practice! Back on the pitch.
“[It’s] Just a little surprise, just kidding, right? “
He’s not the first player to come to a place to practice something other than training equipment, after Jamie Vardy famous when he came to Leicester to train in a costume like Spider-Man back in 2019.
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Raya was clearly happy to be back on the pitch after being passed away in October with a knee injury.
The 26-year-old Spaniard damaged his cruciate ligament after colliding with Ayoze Perez during the match 2-1 defeat against Leicester on October 24.
He seems to be in high spirits after performing the hilarious prank.
Write more articles Instagram, Raya said: “After 11 long weeks … first day on the field.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. It feels great to be back there.
“Step by step and I hope to be back as soon as possible.
“Pd: T-Rex surprised everyone today.”
A date for Raya’s return to fitness has yet to be determined, but he remains out of action until March.
Summer loan signing Alvaro Fernandez has been replaced in his absence.
Former Huddersfield and Everton saver Jonas Lossl was also loaned out earlier this month to provide support between the clubs.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8188645/brentford-david-raya-training-dinosaur-injury/ Watch Brentford star David Raya return to training in a DINOSAUR outfit after nearly three months of injury