It is a simple happiness that Durdina Jaukovic experienced this week. After months of waiting, the BBH left-back has finally found the pleasure of playing a handball match. It was certainly a friendly meeting, but it was enough for him to measure all the progress made. “I couldn’t believe that after ten months I was playing handball again, and I was just happy to do it with this team who supported me a lot. Because since her rupture of the cruciate ligaments in September of last year, the 25-year-old player has lived a long road to rehabilitation. But she managed to turn this delicate period away from the pitch into something positive.
“I learned a lot with this injury, during the season we don’t always have time to improve on our weak points. So I took the opportunity to work on explosive speed in bodybuilding. “And this substantive work allows him to return to the field serenely. “Since the start of the preparation, I can say that I feel good and the most important thing is that I don’t feel pain in my knee. »
A determination builds up
Player appreciated in the Brest locker room for her good humor and her energy, she was undoubtedly missed by her teammates, but the reverse is also true. “It was hard for me to see what the girls were doing on the pitch and not be there. From this frustration was born a surplus of motivation which is already felt on the ground even if the automatisms are still to be found after such a long absence. “I still need to chain matches and training to feel the players, but also the timing of my interventions. But it’s normal to have these adjustments to make. »
For her return to competition, the Montenegrin also benefited from the support of her compatriots Itana Grbic and Tatjana Brnovic who arrived in Finistère this summer. “It’s important when you come back from injury to have players by your side who speak your language and know you so well and then I like the energy they bring to the group. All the signals therefore seem favorable to Durdina Jaukovic, who only needs the official competition to turn the page.