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Team USA beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb tested positive for COVID-19, just days before the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics.
Crabb is now at risk of missing the Olympic Games and is expected to be replaced by Tri Bourne, the Orange County Register reported.
Crabb’s brother, fellow professional beach volleyball player Trevor Crabb, told NBC Los Angeles that Crabb is “fine and healthy” after the diagnosis.
Crabb, who is already in Japan ahead of the games, is the first non-alternate Team USA athlete to test positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo.
US Women’s Gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, and she has been placed in quarantine.
Crabb was only able to compete in the Olympics after an arbitrator reduced a suspension that would have prevented Crabb from competing at the games.
The USA volleyball suspension that was reduced was tied to a reported violation of a previous suspension he received after being accused of misconduct involving a minor age girl, according to USA Volleyball documents seen by the Southern California News Group.
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