Seriously injured in the right knee, the star of Esbjerg and the selection of the Netherlands will miss a good part of the season to come. The blow is terrible for Estavana Polman, her Danish club Esbjerg and the selection of the Netherlands, which she has world title last December (she was elected MVP). The star center-half seriously injured his right knee on Thursday in training with Esbjerg, and medical examinations confirmed the dreaded diagnosis on Saturday: cruciate ligament rupture.
Polman (27), companion of former footballer Rafael Van der Vaart, will be unavailable for at least six to eight months. She will have to start a race against time to hope to be competitive at the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 7, 2021), of which the Oranje were among the favorites.