Lausanne, Switzerland, July 27, 2018 - Sharone Vernon-Evans missed this year's inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League after suffering a stress fracture in his left shin bone, but is focused on helping the Canadian men's team in their run for medals at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgaria from September 9 to 30.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Vernon-Evans was given the green light to play again but may not be part of the Canadian team at the Hubert Jerzy Wagner Memorial tournament in Krakow in August. "I would love to play in the tournament but my main focus is the World Championships in September," he said in an interview with cbc.ca
A key player in coach Stephane Antiga's Canada team when they claimed bronze in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, Vernon-Evans was his team's second best scorer at the Finals in Curitiba, Brazil, and best spiker.
Canada failed to progress to the Finals of this year's Volleyball Nations League but claimed a total of eight wins to finish just outside the top six.
Antiga's team will open their World Championship campaign against the Netherlands in Ruse, Bulgaria on September 12. That match will be followed by encounters with Egypt, China, Olympic champions Brazil and France. The top four teams in Pool B will progress to the second round of the competition from September 21-23.
Canada were seventh at the last edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in 2014 in Poland. Read more about this year's Men's World Championship here