Injury scare on Galang: Nothing serious

Mark Escarlote on Apr 27, 2016 08:45 PM
Injury scare on Galang: Nothing serious
It’s a minor thing. Wala naman, our doctors took a look at her kanina -- DLSU athletic director Nongnong Calanog

There’s nothing to worry about.

De La Salle athletic director Nongnong Calanog told reporters Wednesday night that there’s no major injury on graduating player Ara Galang after the hitter left the court in the closing moments of the third set in the Lady Spikers’ sorry 25-18, 28-26, 17-25, 16-25, 11-15, loss to two time defending champion Ateneo de Manila that tied the best-of-of three 78th UAAP women’s volleyball series to 1-1.

“It’s a minor thing. Wala naman, our doctors took a look at her kanina,” said Calanog, who spoke with the media in behalf of the team which refused to grant an interview after the game.

“There’s nothing major but just to be sure she’ll meet up with the doctor tomorrow pero as far as they were concerned, it’s nothing serious and that’s good news for us,” he added.

Galang, who returned in the fourth set, was helped by the team’s physical therapist as she went back inside the dugout while the Lady Eagles were making a run.

According to an ABS-CBN source, Galang “initially thought that she suffered a sprained ankle.”    

Asked by reporters on what really happened to Galang, Calanog declined from answering.

“I’m not sure e. I’d rather not comment and I have to check with the doctors kung ano talaga ‘yun,” he said.       

The injury scare on Galang, who was sidelined by a left ACL injury in last year’s Finals, had an impact on the Lady Spikers. Galang did return in the fourth frame but was not as aggressive as she was in the first two sets.

Galang finished with 12 points.

Game 3 of the series is on Saturday at the Big Dome.

 

 

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