Valdez injures ankle, will miss Thailand training camp
Mark Escarlote on Sep 14, 2019 06:15 AM
Alyssa Valdez injured her ankle and will miss the national team's training in Thailand.
Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez will not join the national team in its Thailand training camp after sustaining an ankle injury.
A source monitoring the development confirmed that the three-time Premier Volleyball League Most Valuable Player went down with an injury just two days before her supposed flight on Sunday to join the bulk of the Nationals already in Thailand training for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix on September 20 in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Valdez’s injury was posted in Rebisco Pilipinas Volleyball Team Instagram on Friday night. The national team veteran will undergo therapy.
Let's give our love and all-out support to our Phenom Alyssa Valdez who injured her ankle. Because of this, she won't be able to train in Thailand as she was advised to undergo physical therapy. As she recovers over the next few days, ituloy lang natin ang suporta para sa #RebiscoPilipinas Women’s National Volleyball Team sa kanilang laban para sa bayan! #Sambansa #AlyssaValdez #Phenom #getwellsoon #LabanPilipinas
Valdez is expected to rest for a few days. Unbeaten defending champion Creamline will open the PVL Season 3 Open Conference second round on Saturday.
With Valdez out, the national team is now down to only 14 players after Motolite setter Iris Tolenada failed to get the green light from her club to join the Nationals.
Only Creamline setter Jia Morado, Jovelyn Gonzaga of PacificTown Army, ChocoMucho's Maddie Madayag and Eya Laure of University of Sto. Tomas will accompany assistant coach Kungfu Reyes on Sunday to Thailand.
Already in Thailand are skipper Aby Marano, Fil-American spiker Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Ces Molina, Roselyn Doria, Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado.