The Japanese national volleyball team played a red and white match in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture as part of the strengthening for the Tokyo Olympics, but 21-year-old Yuji Nishida, who is expected to be the main force of the team, put his ankle in the middle of the first set. There was an accident that hurt me and left.
The Japanese national volleyball team is scheduled to participate in the Nations League, an international tournament to be held in Italy from the end of this month, as part of the selection of 12 national team members to participate in the Olympic Games and the strengthening of the team.
Before the tournament, the red and white battle will be held in Takasaki City on the 8th and 9th, and on the 8th of the first day, about 2000 spectators were invited to the venue to show the state of the red and white battle.
In the game, Ai Takahashi, a 19-year-old college student who joined the red team, played an active part in aggressive play such as deciding a sharp spike from the receive that he is good at, and contributed to the victory of the set count 3-0 and appealed to be a representative. ..
On the other hand, in the first set of this game, there was an accident in which 21-year-old Nishida, who is expected to be the scoring source of the national team, hurt his right ankle when he landed after jumping to block the opponent's spikes.
Nishida left the game and did not return to the match and was examined at the hospital.
The Japan Volleyball Association will announce the details of the degree of injury after the red and white match on the 9th.
Yuichi Nakagaichi, the Japanese national volleyball coach, said, "I'm afraid I'm scared of the Olympics, and I'm sorry that the players were injured. I want to proceed. "