Demecillo suffers knee sprain, out for two weeks
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 17, 2016 08:26 AM
Cyd Demecillo escaped a major knee injury but will need a two-week rest.
De La Salle outside hitter Cyd Demecillo’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed negative results of any major knee injury, but the Lady Spiker will be out of action for two weeks.
“After an MRI last night, no ACL or MCL tear, sprain only,” relayed DLSU athletic director Nonong Calanog in a text message to ABS-CBN Sports Thursday morning. “(She) may need up to two weeks of rest though.”
Demecillo hyper extended her right knee in the closing play of the Lady Spikers’ 18-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 win against University of the Philippines in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday night.
The graduating player was stretchered out of The Arena in San Juan with an ice bag wrapped around her knee and was rushed to Makati Medical Center.
Demecillo, who posted eight points in DLSU’s eighth win in 10 matches in a tie at the top spot with defending back-to-back champion Ateneo de Manila, hyperextended her knee while going in for a dig in the last play that Ara Galang finished with the match-clinching kill.
The UAAP beach volleyball champion was able to get up and celebrate with the Taft-based squad’s huddle in the middle of their court before collapsing while grimacing in pain. She was carried by her teammates into the dugout.
The Lady Spikers are scheduled to take on Adamson on Sunday before the Holy Week break. Action resumes on April 2 with DLSU playing University of the East.
DLSU has been a victim of the injury bug for the last two years.
Galang suffered a left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in last season's stepladder semifinals. Camille Cruz went down with a right knee injury during the Finals against Ateneo while Desiree Cheng missed this edition's roster after suffering an ACL injury during the off season.