Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Game Over for Spain skipper Santiago

 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.
   Freixa will be replaced by defenseman Andres Mir, who was named as one of two alternates for the Spanish national team in London.
  Freixa 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.
  Losing 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.