Touty Gandega injured again
her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

For the second time in her career Touty Gandega injured her right knee. In 2009 the injury occurred after the second game of the season whereas this time her season ended before it even started.

Unfortunately the verdict of her IRM in 2012 is the same as in 2009 with her damaging her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Veuillez trouver en bas de la page des informations en français sur ce qui vit Touty Gandega avant son opération du genou droit.

Gandega who just missed out on a place for France in the 3x3 World Championship was looking forward to this season after having established an important role within the USO Mondeville rotation last season (2011-2012).

In defense she basically hunted down the point guards while making life difficult for them in bringing up the ball. This was a job that both K. B. Sharp and Ingrid Tanqueray appreciated.

Touty Gandega

Gandega is scheduled for an operation in October 2012 on the same knee she damaged in 2009. This also means a minimum six months of rehabilitation and the end of her basketball season. She was replaced by Swedish youth international Binta Drammeh.

However this did not stop her support her team at the Open LFB 2012. But this time she confessed to us unlike in the video interview with wbbif at the Open LFB 2011 not about her career in basketball but what she was planing to do outside basketball.

She also went into detail about her injury without hesitation and said "you know what, the worst thing about this is that it happened in pre-season".

Then she excitedly went on to tell us about her language course in Chinese, English, Spanish and Russian. She admitted that her Spanish was very rusty but she was positive of mastering her course while also trying to do the rehab to be fully fit for next year.

With this in mind, womensbasketball-in-france wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to meeting her again in the future.

Mondeville sent l'absence de
Touty Gandega en défense

Touty Gandega  ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com

En 2009 Gandega avait déjà subi une rupture des ligaments croisés du genou droit après avoir joué que deux matchs en LFB. Cette fois-ci, elle se blesse au même genou sans avoir même entamé la nouvelle saison 2012-13.

Pourtant Gandega reste positive autant sachant qu'après son opération une convalescence de six mois est indispensable, donc elle ne jouera pas du tout cette saison.

Néanmoins, elle confie à wbbif qu'elle va maintenant consacrer un peu plus de temps pour ses études de langues étrangères: le Chinois, l'Anglais, l'Espagnol et le Russe et bien sûr continuer à soutenir Mondeville.

Ainsi nous lui souhaitons du courage pour sa rééducation!


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