Luka Karabatic will not play at Euro 2022, the French handball federation announced on Friday. Paris Saint-Germain’s center is still recovering from an injury to the thigh muscle.
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Luka Karabatic’s race against time will still be lost. The youngest sibling will not play in European handball 2022. Retaining in the initial roster for the prep matches (January 13-30) and the Golden League (January 7-9), the Pivot must waive the French handball federation on Friday in a press release. The Tokyo Olympic champion was in thigh contact with his club Paris Saint-Germain and was unable to deliver in time for the Blues’ next deadline.
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Called on by Guillaume Gill, Luka Karabatic follows his injury evolution,”I feel like I have a stitch in my right thigh‘, explained France’s doctor Emmanuel Bidet.It was a recurrence of his muscle pain. So, we hope to go deeper with MRI and find a grade 1c lesion on Thursday night.“Luka Karabatic will have to support his partner from the infirmary just months after his brother Nikola returned in time for the Olympics following a serious injury.
A 2014 European champion and two-time world champion (2015, 2017), Karabatic is one of 12 Tokyo Olympic champions selected from a 20-player roster to prepare for contentious European Cups in Hungary and Slovakia. The defeat was serious for the Blues, in a key position but already with Ludovic Fabregas and Nicolas Tournat.
In addition to the Barça players and Kielce, the French staff have also brought in reinforcements from Nantes Teomonar”Strengthen the workforce”. The 20-year-old, who turned pro with H at the beginning of the season, is part of a new generation of French handball who will take over from the experienced executives of the expert group. The handover is going slowly, without changing goals des Bleus: Eight years later, it regained the roof of the mainland.