Germany has suffered a significant blow to their team, and even perhaps to their chances to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Star player Dzsenifer Marozsan has been diagnosed with a broken toe, according to Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. She suffered the break during Germany’s 1-0 win over China on Saturday. In fact, she injured it early in the match but played the entire 90 minutes.
According to Voss-Tecklenburg, Marozsan will not be available for either of Germany’s remaining games in the group stage. She is also unsure if Marozsan will be able to return for the knockout stage, telling the site Deutscher Fussball-Bund, “We will try and get her back on the field during this tournament, but we cannot say for sure yet.”
Marozsan, 27, plays professionally for Olympique Lyon in France as well as for the German national team. She’s scored 32 goals in 91 appearances for Germany. She was also an integral part of Germany’s gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Marozsan’s teammates are stunned by the loss, but have vowed to play for her. As Leonie Maier said to Deutscher Fussball-Bund:
“We were all shocked and sad. But our squad is strong and we can compensate for her loss. We will play for Maro.”
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