Christian Prokop has responded to the serious injury of playmaker Martin Strobel. The national coach nominated Tim Suton. The 22-year-old backcourt player from TBV Lemgo will continue to play, according to Procopius, already in the final main round match against European champion Spain on Wednesday (20.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: ARD).

The world Cup is for Suton, the first tournament with the national team. In eight games he scored twelve goals. A few days before the world Cup Suton was out of the squad when the Team had to be reduced from 18 to 16 players.

Strobel had torn on Monday evening in the match against Croatia (22:21) the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial ligament in his left knee and was left on Tuesday morning. The backcourt players of the second division HBW Balingen-because Stetten, who had only been in the fall of Procopius for the national team reactivated, belonged in the previous tournament winners over the course of the performance.

Martin Strobel

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