The Poland Volleyball National Team will have to play without one of their biggest star Wilfredo León in this year’s most important competition on the calendar, the FIVB World Championship.
For over two months, Cuban-Polish star has been struggling with tendinopathy, a degeneration of the collagen protein that forms the tendon in the knee.
At the end of the club season at the Italian club, Sir Safety Conad Perugia, the 2-time CEV Champions League MVP admitted in interviews that he had been playing for a long time despite the pain. He has opted for surgery, and it’s expected to take approximately 3 months to return to full training.
This implies that he’ll undoubtedly miss the VNL but most likely the World Championship too.
The tournament in which Poland will fight for the 3rd title in a row will start on August 26.
The outside hitter will be operated in Malmö, Sweden, in the next few hours. León first consulted with one of the leading specialists in the Scandinavian country, having options such as a game break, injections, and surgery.
Despite the long recovery will prevent him from playing for Poland National Team this season, he’ll recover on time for the start of the new club season with Perugia.