Good grief! Alyssa walks away just fine after scary fall
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 07, 2015 05:10 PM
"Nadulas si Alyssa kahapon. Walang gumalaw o nagsalita kasi hindi siya tumatayo. Akala namin nagkaroon na ng hamstring or any serious injury. Lahat kami ninerbyos --- LVPI president Joey Romasanta
SINGAPORE – An injury scare almost doomed the country's chances in the women's volleyball competition of the 28th Southeast Asian Games.
Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Joey Romasanta reported Sunday that there were some anxious moments in the Nationals' training after the star spiker Alyssa Valdez had a bad fall after unleashing a booming kill during the cool down spiking drill.
Romasanta said the entire gym -- which was packed by a score of Filipino fans -- fell to a deathly silence, knowing that their gold-medal hopes lie on the health of the 21-year old Valdez.
Nobody was moving. Everybody was nervous.
"Nadulas si Alyssa kahapon," Romasanta said. "Walang gumalaw o nagsalita kasi hindi siya tumatayo. Akala namin nagkaroon na ng hamstring or any serious injury. Lahat kami ninerbyos."
Finally, Valdez stood up and played again like nothing happened.
Few minutes later, she was running, jumping, spiking like the same Valdez who carried Ateneo de Manila to pair of UAAP titles.
"Bilib talaga ako sa puso ng batang yan," said Romasanta. "Pagbangon nya, naglaro ulit siya na parang walang nangyari. Then, she was back to her old self again."
Simply put, it was a fighter's mentality in action.