New setback for Uni: Onyenwere is injured before arriving in Girona

Michaela Onyenwere, playing in the United States

Spar Girona play tomorrow against Valencia Bàsquet the first game of the season in Fontajau. He will sense Michaela Onyenwere, one of the additions this summer. So far, following what was planned because the player has just put an end to her recent WNBA adventure with the New York Liberties and was expected to arrive in time to make her debut on Sunday. It won’t be like that either. Uni has just suffered one nine mishaps in the form of injury. The umpteenth in just a few weeks. Because Onyenwere has been hurt and it will have to be intervened. This delays its incorporation, or even suspends it indefinitely.

In the last training session in the United States, he suffered one rupture in the ligaments of his finger. This is not cured overnight, but needs surgery. It is not known exactly what the recovery time will be, which “delays a possible incorporation into the Spar Girona”, as reported by Uni in a statement.

The club fits it as one “hard hit”, especially because the arrival of one more piece is delayed and because there were many hopes placed on a player who has been named the best “rookie” of the season in the WNBA and has signed an average of about 11 , 4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Pere Puig, sporting director of Uni, recalls the current situation of the squad led by Alfred Julbe, highlighting the “burden” on players who are not injured who have to “multiply” in training and that “every party must give its best with the tight schedule that exists now.” Still, he doesn’t throw in the towel at any point and thinks so the Spar Girona “will get out of it”.

How? As for Onyenwere, at the moment everything is questionable. Now, it’s time to “reflect” and then it will be decided whether a possible substitute is fished on the market or not. For the rest of the team, wait for the return of the players who are not yet available. María Araújo is still injured and still has some time. Laia Palau and Frida Eldebrink have been sidelined recently due to injury. While Kennedy Burke must also come from the United States. Without all of them, unless there is a last minute surprise, the team receives the almighty Valencia in Fontajau tomorrow.


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