Backlash for the DHB team: German handballers must renounce Paul Drux for the rest of the EM in Croatia. The 22-year-old backroom player from the Berlin foxes turned his right knee in the second main round against the Olympic winner Denmark (25:26) and is expected to fall out with a meniscus race for at least three months.
This was announced by the German Handball Association (DHB) on Monday after an MRT examination.
“This is a heavy blow for Paul, the national team and the foxes Berlin,” said DHB Sports Director Axel Kromer: “We wish Paul good luck for the operation and an optimal recovery.” Drux, who had to leave the field against Denmark after a quarter of an hour, will be operated in Berlin this week.
With a view to the last main game against Spain on Wednesday (20:30 clock) Bundestrainer Christian Prokop remains another alternative. According to DHB, the Leipzig Maximilian Janke, who had meanwhile cleared his place for the advanced left-handed Rune Dahmke, will return to the 16th cadre as it stands. The formal decision must be made by Wednesday morning, 9:00 o’clock.