UAAP 81: NU loses only setter to LCL injury in first game of the year
Paul Lintag on Feb 16, 2019 07:49 PM
“Sabi nung PT namin, no major injury naman daw pero syempre mas maganda na ma-check natin through MRI. LCL daw. Definitely she cannot play next game,” NU head coachh Norman Miguel on rookie setter Joyme Cagande.
At least for the first set of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, National University was exceeding expectations.
The Lady Bulldogs stole the opening frame Saturday from Far Eastern University, last year’s losing finalist, 25-22.
However, things fell apart after that.
NU lost three straight sets to the Lady Tamaraws and in the middle of it all, the Lady Bulldogs also lost their one and only setter to injury.
Rookie Joyme Cagande went down in the third set and left the game early due to an apparent knee injury after colliding with teammate Roselyn Doria.
Risa Sato carries rookie setter Joyme Cagande back to NU's dugout after the playmaker hurt her left knee late in the third set in a collision with teammate Roselyn Doria @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/A9qOJw8ILf— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) February 16, 2019
After the game, Cagade went straight to the hospital for tests.
“She will undergo MRI later,” head coach Norman Miguel said.
“Sabi nung PT namin, no major injury naman daw pero syempre mas maganda na ma-check natin through MRI. LCL daw. Definitely she cannot play next game,” he added.
Losing their one and only setter, NU went with Klymince Orillana to finish the FEU game.
Moving forward until Cagande can return, the Lady Bulldogs will have to make do with what they have.
“Si Kly pa rin, wala kaming choice walang papalit,” Miguel said.
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