Huge blow for France: Ngapeth sidelined up to 5 matches
The French Volleyball Federation (FFV) informed that Earvin Ngapeth, will miss the most of the preliminary round at the upcoming CEV European Championship.
Due to rib injury, he will miss the start of the competition and his unavailability to play is estimated to a minimum of three games. In the worst case, to five games.
Recall that the one of the best players in the world felt a flank pain (the side of a body between the ribs and the hip) during the warm-up for the test match against Germany. Ngapeth spent Monday in a hospital in Montpellier and underwent an ultrasound and an MRI after which the nature of his injury became clearer.
On the other hand, good news came regarding the condition of Trevor Clevenot. The ultrasound of his adductor showed that he did not sustain injury and, therefore, he will resume training with the group for the first match at the EuroVolley against Romania, on Thursday, September 12.
Recall also that France Head Coach Laurent Tillie decided to re-summon Thibault Rossard in order to have an outside hitter more in the roster.
Source: ffvb.org, photo: FIVB