Dolor fractures left pinky, will return to Manila on Friday
Mark Escarlote on Jul 26, 2017 06:05 PM
Greg Dolor of the Philippine national men's volleyball team will fly back to Manila on Friday after fracturing his left pinky finger Wednesday.
SUWON CITY, South Korea --- Philippine men’s volleyball team hitter Greg Dolor sustained an open wound, fractured left pinky and will be flown back to Manila on Friday, cutting his Korean training for the 29th Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games next month short.
Dolor was rushed to Soo Hospital and immediately went under the knife after injuring his finger during a blocking drill Wednesday morning at the Sungkyunkwan University gym here.
The former Far Eastern University standout will be discharged from the hospital on Thursday.
“Nagkaroon siya ng fracture with an open wound,” said team manager Naela Orozco. “Nilagyan siya ng tatlong pins sa daliri. Yung dalawa sa tatlong pins na yun tatanggalin tapos yung isa internally fixated pin na ‘yun sa daliri niya.”
“Ok na siya ngayon nakahiga na siya sa bed niya, kailangan lang siya ma-immobilize for 24 hours kaya may sling siya,” Orozco added. “Pero once na mag-wear off na ang anesthesia pwede na niyang tanggalin ‘yun.”
Dolor will fly back to Manila around 8:30 in the evening.
Recovery from the injury he sustained takes around two months not including therapy, making Dolor doubtful to play in the biennial meet.
“Malungkot siya pero tanggap naman niya na part ‘yun (ng pagiging atleta),” said Orozco.
Dolor was part of the national U-23 team under head coach Oliver Almadro two years ago in Myanmar but didn’t see action in the Asian U-23 Men’s Volleyball Championship, riding the bench for the duration of the tournament.
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