US women’s volleyball likely down 2 starters for quarters

Tokyo Olympics Volleyball

Injured United States’ Jordan Thompson watches her team from the tribune during the women’s volleyball preliminary round pool B match between United States and Italy at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women’s volleyball team will likely be without two starters when the Americans face the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals.

Setter Jordyn Poulter and opposite Jordan Thompson were limited at practice after rolling their right ankles during pool play and aren’t expected to be available for Wednesday’s match.

The Americans are still holding out hope that both could return later in the tournament if the U.S. advances.

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