PVL: Bea de Leon remains day-to-day
Mark Escarlote on Aug 14, 2019 05:23 PM
Ang kailangan ko talaga 100 percent. Kami namang coaches, nagre-rely kami sa report ng mga therapists namin, PT namin at tsaka ng mga doctors. ‘Pagka sinabi ng doctors, o 100 percent, good -- ChocoMucho coach Oliver Almadro on Bea De Leon
ChocoMucho head coach Oliver Almadro is not in a hurry to activate middle blocker Bea de Leon.
The multi-titled mentor wants De Leon to get into tip-top shape before fielding the two-time UAAP champion in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference.
De Leon sat out the Flying Titans’ debut on Wednesday as ChocoMucho made quick work of BaliPure, 25-12, 25-18, 25-18, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
“Kailangan namin i-strengthen pa ‘yung legs niya kasi after UAAP, nag-therapy muna siya and then hindi pwedeng kailangan sabak kaagad so strengthening muna, kailangan maibalik,” said Almadro on his main piece during Ateneo de Manila University’s title run in UAAP Season 81.
De Leon was in the venue helping the team during their warm-ups and during their huddles.
“Slowly nagpa-practice naman na siya. So, we just miss her now,” said Almadro.
The mentor added that he’s just waiting for the green light to field in De Leon.
“Ang kailangan ko talaga 100 percent. Kami namang coaches, nagre-rely kami sa report ng mga therapists namin, PT namin at tsaka ng mga doctors. ‘Pagka sinabi ng doctors, o 100 percent, good,” said Almadro, who relied on Arianna Angustia and Shannen Palec in the absence of De Leon.
“’Pag sinabi 80 percent, no, I like one hundred percent. Ganoon naman kami as a team so we have to make sure na 100 percent sila para they can give 100 percent also,” he added. “Sa ngayon, day-to-day siya e.”
De Leon will also be doubtful in the Flying Titans' game against PacificTown Army on August 21.
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