Valdez still recovering from foot injury ahead of Japan training camp
Mark Escarlote on Oct 16, 2019 08:44 PM
Hopefully lang, maka-recover and makasabay din talaga ako sa training, 'yun talaga wini-wish ko, makasabay din ako sa training nila -- Alyssa Valdez
Creamline star Alyssa Valdez will join the national team in its Japan training starting Sunday but will be limited to light workout sessions pending her full recovery from a right foot injury.
Valdez was finally allowed to remove her walking boot that she wore for almost a week.
“Fortunately and luckily, pinayagan na ako ni doc na walang boot, so I think all I have to do is to do therapy before really going to the game,” said Valdez on Wednesday. “Kasi siyempre, na-isolate talaga 'yung paa ko, wala talaga siyang, na-shut down siya kumbaga para ready lang din talaga ako.”
Valdez missed the Cool Smashers second straight match. She was in uniform but sat out Creamline’s 25-15, 25-18, 25-22, drubbing of PacificTown Army in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference.
“But okay naman siya at therapy lang advice ni doc for the next five days tapos after nun, I'm ready to join the drills and the trainings naman of the teams,” cleared Valdez, who was given the greenlight to remove the boot Wednesday morning.
The multiple-time Philippine team member, however, assured that she will be with the squad when the Nationals fly to Tokyo for a 12-day training camp as part of their preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the country will host next month.
But her workout will still depend on her condition and recovery.
“I think makakasabay naman na ako pero hindi ko lang alam kung 'yung intensity ba, kasi out talaga for halos more than a month,” she said. “So, hindi ko pa alam kung nasaang percentage na 'yung recovery ko by that time.”
The three-time PVL Most Valuable Player actually hurt her foot during practice a month ago that prevented her from joining the national squad in its Thailand training camp and the first leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Valdez was able to play in the second leg two weeks ago in Sta. Rosa, Laguna but her injury recurred and needed further evaluation and therapy.
She was advised to wear a walking boot for precautionary measure.
Valdez is just hoping for fast recovery to be able to train fully with the Nationals.
“Hopefully lang, maka-recover and makasabay din talaga ako sa training, 'yun talaga wini-wish ko, makasabay din ako sa training nila,” she said.
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