Alexander Trans, winner of one of the European Trials, announced this Friday on his Facebook page that he’ll not be able to compete in the +99kg division.
He wrote: “Because of the knee injury that I suffered at the Worlds, I won’t be able to compete at the ADCC this year. I’ve been doing everything I could to try to recover, but unfortunately, there is just no way I’ll be ready to fight in less than 2 months. I won’t be able to compete anymore this year, so now I will focus on recovering from my injury, to be ready for the new challenges next year. Thanks to everyone who supports me, I hope to be back on the mat training and competing again soon!”
Trans suffered the injury during the ultra-heavyweight quarterfinals against Rodrigo Cavaca.
The same injury forced Trans out of the black belt open class final at the Worlds, against Bernardo Faria.
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The 2015 ADCC is scheduled August 29-30, in São Paulo, Brazil.