Myla Pablo is far from her old, dangerous self, but the Motolite star is just happy to be back in action.
The two-time conference Most Valuable Player debuted for Motolite on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference weeks after injuring her lower back.
“Happy kasi ilang weeks din ako hindi nakapag-training, almost three weeks din hindi nakapag-practice. Tapos ngayon bumalik ako one week lang ‘yung practice ko so medyo naninibago ako sa loob ng court parang konting galaw mo sasakit pero hindi ko naramdaman kanina, hindi ko naisip,” said Pablo, who missed six games.
“Sa sarili ko lang gusto ko maglaro, ‘yun lang para pagdating ko sa court ayoko yung maiilang ako,” she added.
Pablo started for Motolite and played only in the first two sets in Motolite’s 15-25, 20-25, 23-25, loss to defending champion and Final Four-bound Creamline.
Pablo scored three points for 2-5 Motolite.
The open spiker actually got the green light from her doctors to play days back but was benched by head coach Air Padda in Motlite’s five-set win over PacificTown Army last Sunday as a precautionary measure.
“Kinausap naman ako kahapon [ni coach] na mag-ready for today so yun prepared naman ako today,” said Pablo. “Siguro kahit papaano natulungan ko ‘yung team ko at least nabigay ko yung best ko but I think kulang pa.”
Pablo said that she’s still working her way back to her old form.
“Hindi ko masabi kasi nasa 60 percent pa lang ako ngayon,” she said.
“Sinabi naman ni coach sa amin bago mag-game na ‘mag-ready ka, Isa Molde, Tots Carlos. Siyempre ako naman hindi pwedeng laging babad mamaya sumakit yung back ko baka nag-iingat lang si Coach Air,” Pablo said.