Kevin Le Roux Leaves Russian Vice-Champions Dinamo Moscow with Injury

  0 Braden Keith | October 25th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor, Russian League

French national teamer Kevin Le Roux has left his club side Dinamo Moscow to return home to France and undergo treatment on his back. He missed the team’s last 5 matches with the injury after joining the team as one of their biggest additions this summer from Italian side Modena.

“This morning we sent Kevin Le Roux to France for a course of treatment from his doctor and to return to the team in a better physical condition,” Vladimir Kastornov told state-run rsport. “We took a certain risk, but the player asked for it himself, and we, weighing the pros and cons , did not find a reason to not let him go.The player is ocassionally worried about the problem with his back, which he has since childhood.”

The 28-year old, 6’10” middle blocker was rated as the best middle blocker of the 2017 FIVB World League where he helped lead France to a breakthrough title run – their first big national team event after a disappointing Olympic run a year earlier. Le Roux had 14 blocks in the World League and 48 total points, in spite of missing several games with an ankle injury. He had a big effort in the gold medal game with 11 points (3 blocks, 2 aces, 6 kills).

He’s one of several injuries that have plagued the 7-time champions of Russia. The team finished runners-up last year, but separated from head coach Yuri Marichev earlier this week after a run of injuries that led the club to think that maybe there was overtraining or overload on the players. Marichev was replaced by Boris Kolchin.

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