Laura Glauser – knee-injury confirmed, Krumbholz sends an alert

photo: Madalina Donose
Laura Glauser – knee-injury confirmed, Krumbholz sends an alert
Ibolya Szekeres

In the DELO Women’s EHF Champions League match between FTC and Metz, played yesterday in Hungary, French goalkeeper, Laura Glauser (26) seemed to suffer an unfortunate injury at the end of the first half. The goalkeeper tried to reach the ball after her team attacked and scored, the goal was empty and FTC tried to shoot immediately from the middle of the court. She took the wrong step and her knee got twisted.

Today’s MRI examination showed that the cruciate ligament in her left knee in partially torn, so she is out of the court for at least until December, but a possible surgery is not yet excluded. She will miss the upcoming World Championship in Japan and next year’s Olympic Games are also in danger for Glauser.

The head coach of the French national team, Olivier Krumbholz commented on the situation as follows for the

“It’s obvious that nowadays many valuable handball players are injured, so probably the approach of the player’s to the overload is not sufficiently heard. Ultimately, more injured players mean no more handball. We must work together in order to preserve the richness of our sport: the handball players.”

More handball players are seriously injured and out of activity: Cristina Neagu, Amanda Kurtovic, Nora Mørk, Katrine Lunde, Xenia Smits, Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, Veronica Kristiansen, Henny Ella Reistad or Daria Dmitrieva.

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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