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I considered USA as the main candidate for the gold medal in Tokyo, but after reading the latest news. this team can lose on their worth and surely they will.
Russel is after surgery and out for the next 3 months, Sander is recovering after ankle sprains with an avulsive fracture and need some weeks to start walking, Anderson did not play for the last year(?). So 3 basics wing spikers are out at the moment and need to find some good subs. I guess Ben may be the 1st Opp and Taylor and Anderson play as OHs.
Thanks for starting this thread!
It’s so sad to read the news that Russell won’t be able to play in Tokyo. Just hope Sander can be recovered in time and be injury free afterwards, as he has also been dealing injuries these two years.
For the line up I believe Anderson will remain on the Opp position. Unless Ben will be given more opportunities to play as starter in more matches of VNL and prove he’s more stable & reliable now, it’s less likely that Speraw to change Matt’s role. Besides, there will be no solid back up for Opp.