Long break for national player Benzing
A heavy blow for Würzburg in the fight for the playoffs: Robin Benzing suffers a ligament injury. Another player needs surgery.
National player Robin Benzing drops out with a ligament injury in his ankle for weeks. This was announced by his club s.Oliver Würzburg on Monday, without giving more detailed information on the diagnosis. The 29-year-old forward suffered the injury on Saturday when he lost to ratiopharm Ulm (74:91).
For Würzburg, who said goodbye to coach Dirk Bauermann at the end of the season on Sunday evening, his injury is a serious setback in the fight to make it into the play-offs of the top eight teams (DATENCENTER: Die Tabelle).
With an average of 18.5 points per game, Benzing, who returned to Germany in Spain in 2017 after two years, is BBL’s top scorer.
Whether Benzing’s injury contributed to the final matches in the preliminary round of the World Cup qualifiers with the German national team on 29 May will be the cause of the injury. June against Austria and on 2 June against Austria. July in Georgia is open.
Meanwhile, Würzburg announced that after the losses of Benzing and captain Kresimir Loncar (wrist injury), he would sign a player later this week.