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The injury of their key player could ruin Byåsen´s chances of reaching the Group Matches of the Women´s EHF Champions League

Byåsen´s Nøstvold out for weeks

Trondheim´s hopes of making it through to the Women´s EHF Champions League Group Matches suffered a major blow after Norwegian international Tonje Nøstvold had sustained a shoulder injury and will be unable to play.

Byåsen is a host of Qualification Tournament 2 this weekend (8 and 9 September) and take on WHC Metalurg Skopje from FYR Macedonia in the semi-final.

The 27 year old right back and gold medallist from London Olympics picked up the injury in last weekend´s match against Levanger in the domestic league, and now she is looking at a break of at least a couple of weeks.

“This is bad news, but there is really nothing we can do about it!” Byåsen´s head coach Valery Putans told the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen.

“We have some alternatives for the position, but it is obvious that we are going to feel Tonje´s absence. We will be missing a part in our system, and a left handed player,” Putans added.

If Byåsen manage to defeat Metalurg, they will meet the winner of the other semi-final between Buxtehuder SV and SERCODAX Dalfsen in the final on Sunday. Obviously, Nøstvold, with 141 international matches on her career, will be absent for that game as well.

Find more information on the Women´s EHF Champions League Qualification here


TEXT: Peter Bruun / br