It is uncertain whether handball player Stavana Pullman can go to the Olympics with the Dutch national team. The Orange Star once again suffered from damage to the right knee that had previously kept her aside for several months. There is no need for surgery, but it will have to take time to recover. The Dutch Handball Federation reported this after contacting the unfortunate international player.
Pullman tore a cruciate ligament in her right knee in July of last year and had to undergo surgery. After that, she began a long rehabilitation process, as a result of which she missed the European Championships in Denmark in December. The player, who won the world title with the Orange national team in 2019 and was named the best player in that World Cup, returned to the Dutch national team last month during the tournament in three countries in Croatia.
Things went wrong again last Tuesday during the Danish championship qualifiers between their team FC Esbjerg and Odensee. Pullman injured his knee and fell to the ground screaming in pain. It had to be carried outside the field. The medical examination showed that the knee was again damaged, but surgery is not necessary. “She was clearly disappointed but she looked tough as well. But that’s what we know her,” an NHV spokeswoman said.
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