The Spanish hockey Federation website today announced that Spanish captain Santiago Freixa is out of the Olympic tournament after suffering a broken arm in today’s game against Pakistan.
will be replaced by defenseman Andres Mir, who was named as one of two
alternates for the Spanish national team in London.
was injured during the 1-1 draw against the Pakistanis and continued to
play, although he was in obvious pain. After the match he was taken to
the hospital for evaluation and it was determined that the fracture to
the arm was too severe to allow him to continue in the tournament.
Freixa is a big blow for the Spanish team. The stoic forward has 50
goals in more than 180 national team appearances, including earning the
silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.