PVL: Jimenez out for at least six weeks with ankle injury
Mark Escarlote on Aug 18, 2019 10:06 AM
Ysa Jimenez of University of Sto. Tomas twisted her left ankle and is expected to be out for at least six weeks. (Photo release by Sports Vision)
University of Sto. Tomas head coach Kungfu Reyes breathed a sigh of relief after sophomore Ysa Jimenez escaped a major injury following a freak accident during the Tigresses warm-up in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference on Sunday.
The wing spiker twisted her left ankle after slipping during the team’s free spiking drill before UST’s Group B match against Lyceum of the Philippines University at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
As per initial assessment Jimenez could be out for at least six weeks.
“Thank God! Negative fracture,” said a relieved Reyes after receiving an update on her ward’s condition after UST’s 25-18, 25-13, 25-21, win. “Salamat naman Lord so malamamg hindi lang maganda yung pagkaka-landing.”
Reyes said that Jimenez hurt her ankle just when the squad was about to transition to serving drills.
“Actually patapos na ‘yung warm-up magse-serve na kami pag-landing niya lang nadulas, mag-isa lang siya doon,” said Reyes. “Ang masama nito grabe ang maga so pagkadulas niyang ganun may tumunog daw so very unusual yung pagkakamaga ng paa so we decided na ER agad namin. Bago ER nagbabad muna kami sa timba [na may yelo].”
Jimenez was rushed to UST hospital for further evaluation and is expected to be out for the duration of the elimination round. The tournament will run at least eight weeks.
“So in pain talaga namumutla talaga siya kanina sobrang sakit,” said Reyes. “Initial assessment magbibilang kami ng recovery from six weeks.”
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