船i naman siya masyado malala -- Kim Dy on ankle sprain
Mark Escarlote on Mar 30, 2017 09:31 AM
Rest lang siguro tomorrow and strengthening lang nu地g ankle -- Kim Dy (no. 11) on ankle sprain
Veteran Kim Dy of defending champion De La Salle University is expected to see action against the winless Adamson Lady Falcons on Saturday despite sustaining a minor left ankle sprain in the Lady Spikers last match.
The Season 78 Finals Most Valuable Player suffered the injury early in the third set of the Lady Spikers’ 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, win against University of Sto. Tomas Wednesday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Dy went down grimacing and crying in pain when she stepped on the foot teammate Aduke Ogunsanya after a block attempt with DLSU on top, 6-4, in the third. She limped her way back into the dugout and had her left foot wrapped with an icepack.
The fourth year player stayed inside their dugout for the remainder of the match as the Lady Spikers clinched the Final Four twice-to-beat advantage.
After the game, Dy said she’s confident that she won’t miss the Taft-based squad’s game against Adamson which will serve as a preparation for their big game against archrival Ateneo de Manila on April 8.
“Nag-crack siya eh, pag ganun nag-crack na feel ko ang sakit pero pagtayo ko it felt ok,” said Dy. “Na-feel ko ‘di naman siya masyado malala.”
“Rest lang siguro tomorrow and strengthening lang nu’ng ankle,” she added.
Before her early exit, Dy tallied 12 points coming off nine kills, two blocks and an ace.
DLSU head coach Ramil De Jesus fielded seldom-used Arriane Layug to replace Dy.
“Actually confident naman ako kasi nagpa-practice naman ang mga players eh,” said De Jesus, who steered DLSU to nine titles. “Sabi ko doon sa pumalit, ito na ‘yung break mo, baka hindi na maulit ‘yan, hindi natin kailangan si Kianna Dy para manalo ngayong oras na ito. ‘Yung pumalit, okay naman.”
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