While she was gradually recovering after her tibia fracture last summer, Ada Hegerberg relapsed a few weeks ago according to our information, before undergoing emergency tibia surgery. As announced by the club on Tuesday, its end of the season is compromised.
The return was very near. More than a year after her last official match, Ada Hegerberg had ticked almost all the boxes (rehabilitation, re-athleticization) after her tibia operation. To block the green lights, the Norwegian striker would have to undergo a final test before returning to the competition.
A session during which, according to our information, the first Ballon d’Or player in history suffered a relapse on her joint. With the consequence of a new operation and a final verdict: end of the season for the Norwegian. Following this relapse, Hegerberg experienced a moral blow, but she quickly recovered her smile and turned to her new return program surrounded by ad hoc staff.
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This relapse is also a hard blow for OL because the Norwegian striker had extended a few weeks ago until 2024. Ada Hegerberg will therefore not play any game this season with Lyon as announced on Tuesday by the Rhone club. “The first female Ballon d’Or is doing everything possible to come back to her teammates for the preparation of the 2021/2022 season,” said OL in a press release.
A long absence detrimental for the club when we know the importance of the Norwegian offensive (71 goals in the league over the last three seasons played in their entirety by the attacker). A void to which is added that of Griedge Mbock Bathy, another Lyon executive player who is aiming for a return next summer.