Germany will be without Dzsenifer Marozsan for the rest of the group stage at the Women’s World Cup because of a broken toe.
Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg announced the injury on Tuesday, a day before her team was to play Spain in Valenciennes, France. The coach said she hopes the 27-year-old midfielder can return before the end of the tournament.
“It just hurts to not see her play because it was a special tournament for Dzseni, so it affects us not only as a sports matter but on a personal level,” Voss-Tecklenburg said through a translator.
Marozsan broke the toe on her left foot in Gemany’s opening match against China on Saturday. The two-time World Cup champions won 1-0.
Marozsan was an inspirational story for the tournament in France, having returned to the game after a pulmonary embolism kept her sidelined for several months last year.