Former national player retires due to injury
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
The former German national player Rolf Hermann must end his professional career forcibly.
A final report on the German right backs protracted shoulder injury has shown that the former TBV captain can no longer run competitive sports. For this reason, TBV Lemgo and Rolf Hermann have prematurely terminated their contract with immediate effect.
"If the body signals that it is no longer possible at this level to retrieve performance painlessly, one should have the sense to listen to his body and react accordingly. Especially our physiotherapists from Reha Lemgo have tried everything possible to preserve the minimum chance that the shoulder will get fit again, but unfortunately even the specialists were powerless," the 36-year-old unlucky German states in a press release from TBV Lemgo.
"We think it's a shame when a player like Rolf has to end his career. We are extremely grateful to him for almost ten years in the TBV jersey. Not only did Rolf make a significant contribution to winning the EHF Cup in 2010, but in the last three years he was one of the guarantors of remaining in the Bundesliga," regrets TBV Managing Director Jörg Zereike.
Rolf Hermann has played in TBV Lemgo since July 2007 and scored 1168 goals in a total of 293 Bundesliga games for the TBV. In addition, the left-hander completed 25 caps and scored 39 goals for the German national team. In total he has played 392 Bundesliga matches and scored 1626 goals.
Besides TBV Lemgo Rolf Hermann has also played for the German clubs SG Surheide/Schiffdorferdamm, GWD Minden, HCE Bad Oeynhausen,HSG Augustdorf/Hövelhof and TuS N-Lübbecke.
TBV Lemgo has still both the Hungarian right back Donat Bartok and the Spanish right back Isaias Guardiola in the squad. Both has contracts to the summer of 2019.
As part of the TBV home game against HSG Wetzlar on 10 December, Rolf Hermann will be officially released on the court after the match.