Maurício Borges was injured back on July 4th against France in their first match of the Volleyball Nations League Final Six. It turned out that he injured the ACL in his right knee. Borges returned to Brazil and took part in physical therapy. It was determined that surgery was necessary for his recovery. That surgery took place on July 21.
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Boa notícia passando na sua timeline: a cirurgia do ponteiro campeão olímpico, Maurício Borges, foi um sucesso!! 🙏😃 Agora é mandar energia positiva e torcer pra uma recuperação rápida e perfeita pra esse craque voltar o mais cedo possível pras quadras! 👊 Boa recuperação, Maurício!!! #voleibol #bbnosesportes #cimedesportes #grupocimed #asicsvolleyball #imoveme
Borges will not take part in the World Championships. Brazil is already thin at the outside hitter position. Murilo Endres is no longer playing for the national team, and Ricardo Lucarelli has been out for 8 months after a surgery repairing a ruptured Achilles tendon. His club, Taubaté, had been vocal in their desire for the Brazilian Volleyball Federation to leave Lucarelli off their roster. Brazil agreed to “waive” his call-up so he may continue his rehabilitation with the club.
Before getting injured, Borges was the second-leading scorer for Brazil in the Volleyball Nations League behind Wallace De Souza. He scored 142 points on 122 kills, 11 blocks, and 9 service aces. Borges finished with a 41.36% success rate in attack.