Russian star Tatiana Kosheleva suffered a season-ending knee injury March 21 against Igor Gorgonzola Novara in the CEV Champions League playoffs, and while the 6-3 attacker was upset about her injury, she posted an encouraging note to her fans the following day.
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Мир! Вчера я поняла, какой ты огромный и какой ты маленький!!! Я не смогу перечислить все страны, откуда ко мне шли сообщения со словами поддержки и пожелания здоровья!Благодарю всех и каждого в отдельности за тепло, искренность и добро! Господь хранил меня вчера!!! Конечно, травма требует времени для восстановления! Благодарю Бога, что то, что могло случиться, не произошло!!!🙏🏻 Спасибо всем вам!!!❤️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Dear world! Yesterday I understood how big you are and at the same time how small you are!!! I cannot enumerate all the countries from which I got messages with the wishes of health and words of support!! I thank everyone and each of you personally for the warmth, sincerity and kindness! Certainly, the trauma will take some time to recover from!!! I am grateful to the Lord that what could have happened didn't happen!!!🙏🏻Thank you all!❤️
Unfortunately for Koshelova, despite her positive outlook, the news from her MRI was not good.
“I have been re-MRI, and unfortunately the result is not joyful – the rupture of the cruciate ligament. The operation and the path to recovery are ahead,” the 29-year old shared on Monday.
In addition to playing for Galatasaray Istanbul in the Turkish League, Koshelova represented Russia at the 2017 World Grand Prix, World Grand Champions Cup and European Championship.
Her participation at the World Championships in September is now in question with an estimated recovery time of five to six months.
Kosheleva has been a member of the Russian national team since 2007, including gold medal efforts at the 2010 World Championships and 2013 and 2015 European Championships.
On the club scene, Kosheleva has played for six teams since 2004, including two stints with Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Kazan and Dinamo Krasnodar. After a year with Eczacibasi VitrA, the hitter joined Galatasaray in 2017.
#TatianaKosheleva from @GSVoleybol1905 got injured, but for sure she will keep on supporting her teammates in this #playoff6 match vs. @igor_volley
The fourth set is being played now, you can follow it here: https://t.co/gGsgkuTSt0 #getwellsoon #CLVolleyW pic.twitter.com/c4KYt6IICG
— CEV Champions League (@CEVolleyballCL) March 21, 2018