Bayern star Giulia Gwinn reveals a secret from her kitchen
Created: 12/27/2022, 5:31 p.m
By: Christoph Klaucke
Giulia Gwinn is out with a cruciate ligament tear.
The FC Bayern soccer player reveals a secret from her kitchen that encourages her.
Munich – Giulia Gwinn is currently struggling through exhausting rehabilitation.
The flexible Bayern midfielder is out with a torn cruciate ligament.
The 23-year-old finds motivation in her kitchen every day.
Name: Giulia Gwinn
Birthday: July 2, 1999 (23 years old)
Club: FC Bayern (since 2019)
Position: Right midfield
Internationals (goals): 33 (3)
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Gwinn has not been able to play soccer since October.
For the second time since 2020, the German international from FC Bayern has torn a cruciate ligament.
Gwinn was still one of the absolute regulars at the vice-championship title last summer.
“The injury will make me stronger again.
That was the case with the first cruciate ligament tear," said Gwinn in a dpa interview.
The World Cup next summer could be a worthwhile goal.
"I've moved away from setting a tournament as a fixed goal because in the end it's not in my power.
I haven't even started running yet," Gwinn said.
From July 20, the DFB team will be fighting for their third World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand.
Everything is currently going according to plan, Gwinn recently explained in a
Giulia Gwinn before her cruciate ligament tear in FC Bayern jersey.
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Before the national player can sprint across the field with the ball, there are countless treatments, strength exercises and cardio units.
Gwinn looks positively at the mentally difficult time, but negative thoughts cannot be avoided.
"Of course there are days when it hurts to see my teammates in team training."
Gwinn can share her rehab suffering with fellow defender Hanna Glas, who is also out after her knee surgery.
“Wednesdays are always strength exercises, which we don't really enjoy.
Then we put on good music and dance.
Our rehab trainer has to do a lot with us,” says Gwinn and starts to laugh.
Especially popular: "Sweet Caroline" and "Country Roads".
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FC Bayern: Giulia Gwinn reveals a secret from her kitchen
Gwinn draws strength and courage from her daily visit to the kitchen.
“My teammates gave me a giant poster with the inscription 'We stand behind you'.
With 130 hidden images,” the Munich resident revealed her secret within her own four walls.
The pictures show current or former teammates.
“I scratch one free every day and see who is symbolically behind me”.
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At second glance, the injury even has something good.
More time with the family, the dog Lui or a wellness weekend with friends distract Gwinn.
But no matter how nice the free time is, Gwinn wants to play soccer.
"I was once a little girl who had this big dream of becoming a professional soccer player at FC Bayern.
I dreamed of titles and trophies.” Gwinn wants to pursue this dream as soon as possible.
Giulia Gwinn: Cruciate ligament tears in women more often than in men
Cruciate ligament tear - this is a topic that keeps the DFB selection busy.
Playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan from Olympique Lyon fell out before the European Championship.
Immediately before the tournament started in England, world footballer Alexia Putellas from FC Barcelona was hit.
In November, Paulina Krumbiegel from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrated a promising comeback for Germany - a good year after her cruciate ligament rupture.
According to national team doctor Tobias Schmenn, the average time it takes to return to action after a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is about nine months - under optimal conditions.
Amazing: This horror diagnosis is made more often in women in competitive sports than in men.
"Depending on the study, the risk of a cruciate ligament injury for women is described as three to six times higher than for men, and some authors assume an even higher risk," says Schmenn.
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The specialist in orthopedics and accident surgery explains the reasons: “In women, a more prevalent knock-knee axis, a predominance of the front thigh muscles over the rear ones and a more upright landing from the jump play a role.
Men are more likely to land in the squat.”
In addition, there would probably be certain additional anatomical differences, such as a slightly narrower bony situation in the area of the upper, anterior cruciate ligament attachment and a possibly slightly increased slope of the tibial plateau.
“Hormonal factors are also being discussed.
Studies have shown that estrogen leads to a loosening of the tissue and a decrease in the tensile strength of the cruciate ligament," said Schmenn.
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