Chaumont VB 52 Haute-Marne will be without their star hitter, Stephen Boyer come their first match of the Playoffs 12 in the Champions League due to an injury.
Boyer went down with the injury in the team’s five-set loss to Tourcoing Volleyball-Ball in the French Cup finals. He went down with the injury in the second set of the match and was not able to return to play. With his absence from the court, Chaumont lost to debutants Tourcoing as they made a 0-2 comeback to win in five.
Boyer suffered an injury to his calf, which was originally thought to be cramping but after a series of tests, it was confirmed that he was in the beginning stages of tearing a muscle in the calf. With this, Boyer will sit out for a few days to let the injury rest.
Through all phases of play in the Champions League, Boyer sits as the #2 scorer and on the team in the competition with 130 points scored so far. This comes through 6 matches played and 27 total sets for an average of 4.81 points per set.
The team is set to play against Diatec Trentino in the Playoffs 12 of the Champions League on March 14 followed by their away match in the series on March 20. Should Chaumont win both matches they will advance to play in the Playoffs 6 from April 3-12 followed by the semifinals at Zenit Kazan from May 12-13.