PVL: It was frustrating – injured Motolite import Selimovic

Mark Escarlote on Jun 06, 2019 05:43 PM
PVL: It was frustrating – injured Motolite import Selimovic
It was frustrating when they told me, you know, about the situation. But it’s better for me, it’s not a serious injury, I just need two weeks to recover -- injured Motolite import Edina Selimovic (center) of Bosnia

Injured Bosnian import Edina Selimovic understands the decision of Motolite management to cut her stint in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference short.

The middle blocker was replaced by Krystel Esdelle of Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday after Selimovic sustained a bruised right knee cap in Motolite’s debut last Saturday in a four-set loss to PacificTown Army.         

“It was frustrating when they told me, you know, about the situation,” said Selimovic, who played her second season – albeit short-lived – in the PVL. “But it’s better for me, it’s not a serious injury, I just need two weeks to recover.”

But two weeks of being sidelined is just too long for the struggling Motolite to wait in the 10-game elimination round.

“The team needs to win so they have to play with another import and not let themselves lose,” said Selimovic, who scored 15 points in her first and only stint with Motolite.

“This is just the best decision for the team I agree with the management,” she added.

Motolite dropped all of its three outings.

Selimovic has been a victim of conference-ending injuries in her two stints in the import-laden conference.

She played only two games in her first foray in the PVL with Pocari Sweat before going down with a hamstring injury that forced the Lady Warriors to replace her with American Krytal Rivers two years ago. Pocari Sweat eventually won the inaugural title.

Before the start of the conference, 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.

 

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