Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tess Howard: ‘I couldn’t let anyone down, even with a broken hand’

Ahead of Great Britain women’s Olympic qualifying matches in 2019, THP spoke to Tess Howard about playing through pain after a rollercoaster start to her career.

During England’s heavy defeat at the hands of the Dutch at the 2019 EuroHockey Champs, Tess Howard went into a second quarter block tackle with her left hand. The ball avoided the glove and broke her bone inwards.

Not that Howard knew it at the time. Sure, there was pain but she simply didn’t want to let anyone down and effectively played on for over half the game with a broken hand.

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