PVL: Motolite’s Selimovic out for at least a week

Mark Escarlote on Jun 02, 2019 06:14 PM
PVL: Motolite’s Selimovic out for at least a week
Motolite's Bosnian import Edina Selimovic will be out for at least a week because of a bruised knee cap.

Motolite’s campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference suffered a big blow after Bosnian import Edina Selimovic was diagnosed with a bruised kneecap on Sunday and will be out for at least a week.

MRI results on the import’s knee showed that Selimovic bruised a kneecap that caused muscle spasms.

“I will be out for at least a week,” said Selimovic, who is set to undergo laser therapy.

She hurt her knee in the fourth set of Motolite’s four-set loss to PacificTown Army on Saturday. League-leading PetroGazz took advantage of Selimovic’s absence to sweep Motolite, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 in the last of its back-to-back weekend games.

“I know she hurt her knee. I think her kneecap. The muscle in the back of her knee pushed her knee cap forward. She landed incorrectly last night in the fourth set,” said Motolite head coach Air Padda. “So, she will be out for at least a week. But I think she will miss the whole first round.”

Selimovic is the latest in the list of Motolite’s injury woes. Motolite was supposed to field Cuban import Gygy Silva but the reinforcement strained a shoulder muscle and was replaced by Channon Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago.

Prized hitter Myla Pablo has yet to see action because of a sore back.

Motolite will wrap up the first round against BanKo on Wednesday before another back-to-back weekend grind with defending champion Creamline and BaliPure.




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