Galang back in action almost a year after injuring her knee
Mark Escarlote on Feb 02, 2016 05:17 PM
Like a true warrior, Ara Galang recovered from her knee injury to once again lead De La Salle's campaign to regain the title they last held two years ago.
It was 11 months ago when Ara Galang suffered a harrowing knee injury during De La Salle’s do-or-die stepladder semifinals match against the National University Lady Bulldogs.
Galang after scoring a hit, went down clutching her left knee and was stretchered off the court. She was diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, a big bone bruise, a medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear and a medial meniscus tear injury, ending her season last March 7, 2015.
The Lady Spikers survived the battle in four sets even without Galang. However, with Galang helplessly chained on the bench with a cast and crutches, the Taft-based spikers were no match against the might of eventual back-to-back champions Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles and their superstar Alyssa Valdez.
But like a true warrior, Galang recovered from her injury and slowly worked her way back to her old form for a final tour of duty for the green and white in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
Watch her and DLSU Lady Spikers in their opening day action against the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. that will air live over ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD Channel 166 and via livestream at sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap.