Lidewij Welten fears a serious injury and has already given up participation in the upcoming European Championship.

The Orange international sustained the apparently serious injury in the final phase of the championship match of her team Den Bosch on Saturday.

"I got a hit from the back and got out of balance. When sliding through I felt that my hamstring tore. At least that's how it feels", a visibly disappointed Welten told the



For that reason, Welten will not participate in the European Championship in Amstelveen (4-13 June).

"That is too short a day. I want to have a scan as soon as possible to know the seriousness of the injury. If it is a strain, I will be very happy. But I think that my tendon is also torn. had this on my right hamstrings and I now feel the same on the left. If so, it remains to be seen whether I can go to the Olympics. "

For the thirty-year-old Welten it was an afternoon with two faces, as Den Bosch captured the twentieth national title after winning 1-0 against Amsterdam in the final of the play-offs.

"I can enjoy this title in itself, but I do so with mixed feelings. I can't celebrate. I can't run or jump."

Welten has already played more than two hundred international matches for the Netherlands in her career.

She won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, the world title in 2014 and 2018 and the European title in 2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019. The Olympic Games in Tokyo starts for the Netherlands on 24 July.

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Recovery The Good is going in the right direction

For Eva de Goede, things are going in the right direction in terms of injuries.

The 32-year-old hockey player from Amsterdam feared to miss both the European Championship and the Olympic Games, but is recovering well from a wrist fracture and may now still be able to participate in both tournaments.

"I am back in training and things are going in the right direction. I still avoid the duels and limit myself to passing", said De Goede Saturday in front of the

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De Goede, two-time best hockey player in the world, broke her wrist in early April during the Euro Hockey League and underwent surgery.

"Of course there are still concerns, because I have to look at how the pulse reacts from day to day. But I am positive," said De Goede.

Just like Welten, 32-year-old De Goede won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 and the world titles in 2014 and 2018. De Goede also has three European championships (2009, 2011 and 2019).

Eva the Good recovers well from a wrist fracture

Eva the Good recovers well from a wrist fracture

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