'House arrest' on menu to curb Adriano's wild appetite
Brazilian club Corinthians are keeping their overweight striker Adriano under house arrest in an effort to force him to lose weight.
The club said Adriano, who has been fined several times for missing training, would be put on a strict diet inside the team hotel, eating only what doctors give him and training three times a day.
The Corinthians fitness trainer Fabio Mahseredjian said the team chose to detain him because he failed to improve his physical condition. He has rarely played since recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon last year and his failure to shrink his inflated girth leaves the Brazil star in danger of not being included in the Copa Libertadores squad.
Mahseredjian said: "In the hotel we have more control over him.
"He knows we're trying to do the best for him. Weight loss comes only through diet: you cannot lose weight through physical activity alone."
Something for him to chew on while he is locked up.