World Cup 2017: Luka Karabatic injured and forfeited, his mother expresses his “pain”
The adventure stopped abruptly for Nikola Karabatic’s younger brother.
He was happy to defend the French tricolor on the ground next to his older brother Nikola . But Luka Karabatic lived a real black Friday on January 13th. The pivot of the French handball team suffered serious injuries during the match between Experts in Japan in Nantes. Touched at the ankle after only five minutes, the giant of 2.03 meters bade farewell to this competition that was so dear to his heart. A flat-rate confirmed the following day, Saturday January 14 by the French Handball Federation (FFHB).
” After testing this (Saturday) morning, the team doctor of France confirmed a rupture of tibiofibular ligament resulting in Luka pass on the full world championship ,” said the FFHB in a statement. ” His sprain is more serious than previously thought , says doctor said Peter Sebastian. It is a rare injury. He slipped a Japanese fell on his ankle when he was not. It really an accident . ” If Luka Karabatic avoids the surgery, it should still be immobilized between three and six months, rather six according to the doctor.
Always there to support her two son, Lala Karabatic, mom and Nikila Luka lived this episode with great sadness as she confides in Paris after the game of the France team against Norway, during which its Elder has particularly shone. The Experts won their title for the knockout round by winning 31-28 on Sunday, January 15th.
The most famous mother of the Blues lived this match with a lot of emotion. ” I have not stopped thinking about Luka told me ‘Damn, he should have been there!’. It made me so upset to see him leave the World Saturday lunch … ” Has -it testified Parisien. Lala Karabatic has also contacted her younger son before the game: ” I just sent him some sweet words to tell him that I loved him and I thought about him I do not want to rub salt in the wound.. ”
Strongly affected by the injury, Lala Karabatic was unable to restrain her tears. ” After seeing him get hurt, I did not sleep all night. (…) When we learned the severity of the injury, it quickly went to the hotel with Jeny (companion Luka ) Nikola shrieked at me and told me that Luka was sad enough to leave the others so as not to see me cry. not the best way to cheer him , “said she told the Parisien .
And because she knows Luka his girlfriend Jeny Priez at his side, Lala Karabatic wants to stay alongside Nikola and the France team for their give all its support to this final as she hopes.