Due to a left hand injury, Bleues playmaker Caroline Heriaud has withdrawn from the 2023 European Championship, which begins on June 15 in Slovenia and Israel.
The hard knocks accumulate for Jean-Aimé Toupane and his staff. While Gabby Williams was unable to join the France group for the preparation of Euro 2023 due to a relapse of concussion, Marine Johannès was dismissed due to an imbroglio linked to her commitment with the WNBA franchise. of the New York Liberty. Les Bleues will have to count without a third member since Caroline Heriaud has confirmed her package for the 2023 edition of the European Championshipwhich will take place from June 15 to 25 in Slovenia and Israel.
Villeneuve d’Ascq’s playmaker injured her left hand during the finals of the Women’s Basketball League (LFB), lost by the northern club to ASVEL after the third and final match. . In a press release, the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) confirmed that “ medical tests carried out this week indicate that she will not be able to be in full possession of her faculties in the coming weeks ».
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Fourteen players are staying to prepare for Euro 2023
While Jean-Aimé Toupane’s players began preparation with an internship at INSEP facilities, serious things will start this Sunday with a first friendly match against Serbiathis Sunday on the parquet floor of the Palais des Sports André Brouat in Toulouse, before a second meeting the next day at the same place.
The tricolor staff having decided not to call for reinforcements for the rest of the way to bring the Blue towards their first exit in Euro 2023 against Germany on June 15 at the Arena Stozice in Ljubljana, there are fourteen players who will be on the score sheet. After these two meetings, an internship in Mont-de-Marsan will be followed by two friendly matches in 24 hours against China.
Les Bleues will then join Bourg-en-Bresse for their last training camp enamelled by a training match then a friendly match against Great Britain on the Ekinox floor. It will then be time to reach Slovenia.