When Thea Mørk stepped on court last night it was her first time in an international tournament with the senior squad. Her debut on the competition was postponed until yesterday because she was carrying some pain in her thigh that prevented her from being on the bench on the match against Germany
According to coach Thorir Hergeirsson, she was not included “for caution, we didn’t want to take the chance today, and we’ll get answers tomorrow”. Exams on Sunday turned out OK and she was ready to finally make her debut, but unfortunately, it only lasted a few minutes. The København Håndbold left wing left the court and sat on the bench, hands in her head and teary eyes, comforted by physiotherapist Janne Oppheim Søllesvi who sat beside her.
On the mixed zone after the match, media gathered to talk to the 27-year-old, whose eyes were still wet. She confirmed a pain in her thigh and it was still uncertain whether she would continue or not. Experienced left wing Camilla Herrem arrived yesterday in Brest as a reserve and has now been confrimed as Mørk’s replacement for the rest of the championship.
The 32-year-old, who was not included in the shortlist leading up to the tournament, gave birth to her first son only four months ago. “Thea is finished and goes home this afternoon. It was an easy decision to make, it’s sad”, stated Hergeirsson, according with NTB.