According to the Russian “Sport Business Online”, the 32-year-old libero of Kuzbass Kemerovo, Aleksey Obmochaev, will undergo knee surgery and will be off the field for some time. According to Russian media, the recovery time will be two to three months.
Libero of Kuzbass Kemerovo already had problems with his knee this season, which is why he missed two games in October. The injury worsened in the last match of the Russian championship with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk when Kuzbass lost (1-3).
Obmochaev has been a member of Kuzbass Kemerovo since the 2020/2021 season, and before that he played in the Super League for Belogorie Belgorod (2016-2019), Dynamo Moscow (2013-2016) and Zenit Kazan (2010-2013). During his career, Obmochaev won numerous trophies: with Zenit Kazan – Russian Championship (2011, 2012), Super Cup (2010, 2011, and 2012), and CEV Champions League (2012); with Belogorie – CEV Cup (2015 and 2018) and CEV Challenge Cup (2019). As a member of “Zbornaya”, he won the Universiade (2011), FIVB World Cup (2011), and Olympic Games (2012).
Kuzbass Kemerovo is currently in 10th place in the Russian Super League, losing 5 of 7 games. Aleksey Obmochaev joined the Brazilian opposite Alan Ferreira de Souza on the list of injured players and an even more complicated situation for Kuzbass Kemerovo.