Fernando Kreling Cachopa, starting setter for the Brazil National Team at the recently concluded FIVB Volleyball World Championship, suffered a knee injury before the official start of the club season, and will be out of volleyball for 4 months.
He suffered a ligament rupture in the last preparatory match for 2022-23 for his club, Vero Volley Monza, as he crashed into the net post while trying to save a ball with his foot. The scans showed a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) that’ll take the player off the court until January. Luckily, there’s no need for surgery.
In the match in question, Vero Volley Monza beat Valsa Group Modena, where another setter of the Brazil National Team from the last World Championship, Bruno Rezende plays, 3-1 (25:20, 21:25, 25:20, 25:20).
Following Cachopa’s injury, Monza is searching for a new setter, practically on the eve of the new season in SuperLega (this Sunday they’ll face Perugia).
They contacted Micah Christenson, but the American rejected them, and said he wanted to stay in Russia’s Zenit-Kazan.