Jenia Grebennikov recovering in France

The thermal shock was severe upon arrival. -15° in Russia, almost +15° on her arrival in France: Jenia Grebennikov arrived in Tours in a t-shirt, at the start of the week, to undergo a PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection, with the TVB doctor and now from the French team, Frédéric Guyomarc’h.

Injured to the left patellar tendon on December 9, in the Russian Championship against Dynamo-LO, the Sosnovy Bor club, the libero from Zenit Saint-Petersburg and the Blues had until now rejected this possibility. Almost never injured in his career, the native of Rennes never imagined that a small injury would pollute his life like this.

“I was never 100%”

“At first, I stayed for treatment in Russia, I thought that after a month everything would be cured,” admits the French Olympic champion. After a long break, I ended up resuming on January 27 against Kazan. But in every match, I was never 100%. In general, when we attacked the third set, I felt tired, less explosive, less fast. In fact, my body was compensating for my weakness. »

With the agreement of her club, Jenia Grebennikov therefore decided to take stock with the Blues medical staff, six months before the Paris Olympic Games, and to undergo a PRP injection for the first time. “I was very nervous when I arrived, almost worried. There, things are better, I’m happy to have done it, confides the French international (339 caps, 33 years old), who will continue his convalescence for several days, at home and with family, in the Cannes region, before go back to Russia. “I have a Championship to win,” slips the Zénith player, currently seventh in the SuperLeague, and the end of a final year of contract to honor. Before heading off to other skies.

2024-02-20 20:35:10
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