Paula Pequeno Out Up to 15 Days with Calf Injury

  0 Wendy Mayer | August 24th, 2017 | Brazilian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball

Brazilian Paula Pequeno switched clubs to join Volei Bauru earlier this summer, but will have to wait a bit longer to make an impact on the team after suffering a calf injury in her club debut.

Pequeno, an attacker/receiver on Brazil’s 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams, jumped from Brasilia Volei, which finished sixth in the Brazilian Superliga, to her new squad, which was fifth in 2016-17.

Pequeno is with her ninth club side since going pro in 1994, mostly in her homeland.

The 35-year old Brasilia native made her debut for Volei Bauru August 15 against Sesi in the Campeonato Paulista. She suffered a left calf injury during the match, which will keep her out of the lineup for anywhere from five to 15 days.

The injury has been diagnosed as a “mild muscle injury” via MRI according to team doctor Jose Bassan Franco.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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