The story of suffering of Giulia Gwinn is richer by a chapter. The national football player, one of the German faces at the European Championship, has suffered another cruciate ligament rupture.
As befits an Instagram queen, Giulia Gwinn does not put her cell phone down even in hard times. “Hello my dears. I don’t really know where to start,” the national soccer player began the post on Monday, reporting on her serious injury. At this point, Gwinn had already had surgery on his left knee – again after a cruciate ligament tear.
The attached photo shows how Gwinn felt when writing the lines to her almost 500,000 followers. The 23-year-old, who only struggled with the same injury in 2021, can be seen crying after losing the European Championship final against England (1: 2 aet) ten weeks ago.
“It breaks my heart not to be able to actively support my team on the field in the coming months,” wrote Gwinn: “But I know exactly where I want to go back to. I will take you on the journey and one more time do everything to get back to my girls as soon as possible.”
After all, the first step towards this was apparently successful. After Gwinn suffered the cruciate ligament rupture on Wednesday during training with the national team before Friday’s friendly against France (2-1), the operation on Sunday “went extremely well”, according to the winger.
Voss-Tecklenburg: “Doesn’t leave me cold”
The injury had nevertheless ensured that the mood among the runners-up European champions was “clouded” despite the success in the new edition of the European Championship semifinals, according to national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg: “It doesn’t leave me cold when a national player gets injured – that maybe with a certain consequence”.
Gwinn, who was called up by the European Football Union (UEFA) for the European Championship team and unwound the most kilometers in the final round of all participating players, had high hopes for the still young season.
Only at the beginning of last week did she sit with captain Alexandra Popp at the German women’s press conference and spoke of the demand on herself “that this development that we have initiated does not stagnate and that we inspire with our football and bring people to the stadium “.
FC Bayern: “A very hard blow”
Others now have to work towards this goal. “It’s a very hard blow for Giulia, and we all feel for her,” said Bayern sports director Bianca Rech: “We will support her as best we can and wish her a lot of strength.”
Gwinn, who as a football influencer with numerous advertising partners can look forward to a “good additional income” after her own contributions, of course also pulls them from the Internet: “Thank you for your numerous loving messages,” she already wrote: “You give me strength. “