Vela back in training after punishment

Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela returned to training on Thursday after sitting out the previous day as punishment for his regrettable actions on Monday.

The Mexico international skipped Monday's session after apparently falling ill, but it turns out he was actually in Madrid the previous night attending a Chris Brown concert.

Vela was busted when a photograph appeared on social media showing him in the crowd, and La Real subsequently told the 27-year-old to train apart from the first-team squad on Wednesday.

However, he was back with the rest of his team-mates the following day, having apologised to them for his behaviour, although it remains to be seen if he will be included in the matchday squad for the trip to Celta Vigo on Saturday evening.

"What happened [with Vela] happened. We spoke with him and for his part he showed regret and sadness for what happened," Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto told a press conference on Wednesday.

"Obviously if he could turn back time he wouldn't have done what he did, but he has to live with the decision the club and manager have made.

"He also understands his team-mates are hurt over the manner in which he chose to behave."

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