Thursday, May 23, 2024

‘I still take painkillers every day’: FIH umpire Ben Goentgen on facial injury and recovery

Monchengladbach — “A golden whistle in your home country? I’ve never done a big tournament in Germany so for me it was a special moment,” says umpire Ben Goentgen after co-officiating the Spain v England men’s thriller. “This game will be in my mind until I am 90-years-old.”

Goentgen received the presentation for overseeing his 100th international match, coming exactly a decade after his first at the 2013 EuroHockey. It also came seven months after the German suffered a cheek fracture after being hit in the face at the men’s World Cup. He is still receiving surgery and feeling the after-effects today.

“I don’t know much about the incident,” he tells The Hockey Paper

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