Asegarce have announced that Oinatz Bengoetxea will be forced to sit on the sidelines for the next two months due to a fracture in the fourth finger of his left hand. The accident occurred in a doubles match at Labrit on Saturday which had to be abandoned after fourteen points. Bengoetxea will undergo an operation in Vitoria-Gasteiz on Thursday.
Saturday’s match at the Arrigorriaga Festival, which will mark the professional debut of Urrutikoetxea, will now take place without the 2008 Manomanista champion, who is likely to be replaced by Ruben Beloki. Beloki will play with Arretxe II against the debutante, who will be paired with Oier Mendizabal.