Sport Again the right knee: Evina is missing Hannover again for a long time
England's Watson defends taking a knee at Six Nations matches
Anthony Watson has spoken out in support of England rugby players who have been criticised on social media for taking a knee before last week's Six Nations loss at home to Scotland. The bulk of Eddie Jones' matchday 23 made the gesture during a designated "moment of reflection" before the 11-6 Calcutta Cup defeat at Twickenham. Watson said he was dismayed by the negative response of some fans, arguing that athletes must be able to continue showing solidarity for the anti-racism cause.
That's bitter: Franck Evina will not be available for Hannover 96 again for a longer period of time. The attacker will be operated on on Wednesday.
As the second division team announced on Tuesday evening, Evina tore the outer ligament in her right knee again in an "unfortunate duel during training". With that he will miss the Lower Saxony again for a long time. The 20-year-old should have an operation on Wednesday.
Already at the end of October Evina, who came from the Bayern youth team, tore the outer ligament in his right knee. However, the old injury has not reopened; an MRI showed a rupture in a new location.
"This is really tragic. I'm very sorry for the boy," sports director Gerhard Zuber is quoted on the 96 website. "But of course it's a shame for our team too, because we haven't been able to benefit very much from Franck's abilities this season. Of course we all had hoped for something completely different."
Evina moved from FC Bayern to Hanover before this season, signing a three-year contract at 96. Because of his bad luck with injuries, he has only made two appearances in the second division and one in the cup. More will not be added for the time being.
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