The Romanian TOP team HCM Baia Mare won the pre-season tournament in Slovakian city of Michalovce by beating Croatian best side RK Podravka Vegeta 26:23 in the final, but all thoughts and atmosphere are linked with the injury of new Romanian signing – Allison Pineau. The 26-years old French playmaker got injured in the second minute of the final match and stayed on the floor with the pain in her knee.
This is not the first problem with the knees as she was out of the court for a while after injury in 2011.
Since then, Pineau career got the wrong direction. The IHF World Player 2009 lost the rhytm, changed a lot of teams (Oltchim, Vardar, Krim, Metz), finally, get the chance to back on the TOP with Baia Mare, but…
Handball world cross the fingers before the final diagnosis.