The Serbian receiver Jelena Nikolic has injured before the match with USA. This information was confirmed by head coach of Serbian national team, Zoran Terzic.

Jelena Nikolic has shortly enjoyed the return to volleyball after maternity leave. This experienced receiver has damaged her knee on Saturday, playing against Algeria in the World Grand Prix group stage in Belgrade and she will not be able to appear on the court in successive matches.     

“She has complained before the match that she has a pain in her knee. She has injured meniscus and probably will have to go on surgery“ said Zoran Terzic.

World Grand Prix 2013 achievements balance of Jelena Nikolic are not impressive. She included only two full matches (Algeria and Puerto Rico) and one set against Dominican Republic, scoring 22 points.  

Nikolic arguably needs to forget about presence in Serbian national team during CEV Euro Volley 2013, which will be played in Germany and Switzerland from 6 to 14 of September .   

The club season, Nikolic is going to spent  in Vakifbank Istanbul.