September 17, 2021

Nate Ebner will not be on U.S. Olympic men’s rugby group in Tokyo

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NFL basic safety Nate Ebner withdrew from thought for the U.S. Olympic men’s rugby team, citing an damage that needed operation.

“It pains me to announce my withdrawal from competing for a place at the Tokyo Olympics with the United states of america Men’s Sevens,” Ebner claimed in a press launch. “The time tables did not align with trials for the Games.”

The Olympic group of 12 is envisioned to be declared July 2.

In March, Ebner declared he was striving out for the Olympic rugby crew, 5 many years just after earning the team in Rio for the sport’s return to the method for the very first time due to the fact 1924.

In 2016, Ebner grew to become the very first athlete with prior NFL normal time encounter to contend in the Summer months Olympics, considerably less than five months following returning to rugby.

Ebner played on the U.S. junior nationwide team ahead of he centered on soccer at Ohio State and later on gained Tremendous Bowls with the New England Patriots.

Ebner remaining Brazil unsatisfied. The U.S. was eradicated from medal competition in heartbreaking fashion prior to the knockout rounds.

Captain Madison Hughes missed a late two-position conversion endeavor from out vast towards Fiji in the team finale. Experienced he made it, the People still would have dropped to the Fijians, but they would have been in posture to sneak into the quarterfinals by a person in tiebreaking place differential. Rather, they finished ninth.

“Not receiving a medal in that very last Olympics is some thing that genuinely bothers me,” Ebner explained in March, in accordance to Giants.com (Ebner performed for the New York Giants past time and is now a free of charge agent). “When I replicate on what is crucial in my life, if I’m remaining sincere, that was high priority. Folks say, ‘You were being the man who received a gold medal in the Olympics,’ and I’m like, ‘No, we did not acquire a medal.’ Not successful a medal, especially when I considered that we had the crew to do it, and as I search at the growth in the last five years, we undoubtedly have an even improved prospect this time around. It’s something I would actually like to be a part of.”

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