UE's Lelic dislocates left ankle in Red Warriors' loss

Mark Escarlote on Feb 03, 2016 01:31 PM
UE's Lelic dislocates left ankle in Red Warriors' loss
Samuel Lelic of University of the East dislocates his left ankle in the second set of their straight-set loss to De La Salle.

University of the East received two bad news right in their opening day match in the 78th UAAP men's volleyball tournament Wednesday.

Winless last season, the Red Warriors absorbed another setback as they bowed down to De La Salle, 18-25, 26-28, 24-26, at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

But the biggest loss for UE was when sophomore Samuel Lelic went down the floor clutching his left ankle after a bad landing on a block attempt in the second set while the Red Warriors were ahead, 9-6. In one camera angle, Lelic seemed to have stepped on DLSU spiker John Onia's foot as he landed.  

Lelic dislocated his ankle and was rushed to the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, according to UE athletic director Rod Roque.

“Na-dislocate daw ang ankle niya and dinala siya sa UERM,” Roque told ABS-CBN Sports.

Lelic scored three.

The Red Warriors were able to build a five-point lead in the set after losing Lelic but were unable to hold on as DLSU escaped with the set win and eventually the match.




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