Nicholas Hornet just ended the PlusLiga season due to injury. The owner of Indicpol Gas Station Olsztyn tore the root of the meniscus in his knee.
Thus, the inhabitants of Olsztyn lost their captain. Nicholas Hornet was supposed to be one of those who would be the strength of the team. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a player has had to worry much more about his health than about difficulties on the field. Once again, the volleyball player will have to take a forced break due to injury. This time, the Paris-born player tore the root of the meniscus in his knee.
Nicholas Hornet ends the season due to injury
The captain of the Indikpol gas station, who has both Polish and French citizenship, will not help the team in the decisive fight for a place in the playoffs. The news in this regard was officially announced on Monday (February 12) afternoon.
“The injury suffered during a home match against PSG Stal Nisa at the end of January was so serious that surgery was required. The player suffered a torn meniscus root in his knee. Last Friday, Hornet underwent surgery at the renowned GuardianClinic in Konin. The player will have a break from training for at least three months, which in practice means the end of the current season for our captain. Unfortunately, in the current situation, the Club cannot use a medical transfer. Under current regulations, a player must start at least 70% of matches in the top six and be on the field in at least 50% of all sets played by a team. Unfortunately, Niko does not meet the first of these conditions,” we read in a statement from the Olsztyn club.
As you can see, the Indikpol gas station has undergone a serious weakening. It is also difficult to say what will happen next to Hornet’s career, since he will again have to face serious health problems caused by injuries.
The fight for a place in the Plus League playoffs continues
Indikpolsky AZS is one of the teams that claims to be in the top eight after the main stage. In PlusLiga there is some confidence in the leaders, but there is no shortage of teams that will fight for the playoffs until the end.
After 21 rounds, the Olsztyn team is in seventh place, two points ahead of the eighth PGE GiEK Skra Bełchatów and the ninth PSG Stal Nysa. The second-place Polish company, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, hopes to “save” the season. The reigning Champions League champions are in tenth place in the PlusLiga. With one less match played, ZAKSA is three points behind and in eighth place.
Let’s add that each team will have to play 30 rounds in the main phase. Therefore, we can safely say that PlusLiga is entering the final stage before the end of this part of the competition. It looks like the top four are “safe” in the playoffs for now, namely Jastrzembski Wegiel, Aluron CMK Warta Zawiercie, Project Warsaw and Asseco Resovia Rzeszow. The fifth “Trefl Gdansk” and the sixth “Bogdanka LUK Lublin” are also in a comfortable position.
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