Dolor suffers dislocated left pinky, rushed to the hospital

Mark Escarlote on Jul 26, 2017 10:22 AM
Dolor suffers dislocated left pinky, rushed to the hospital
National team member Greg Dolor was in obvious pain after dislocating his left pinky finger while doing blocking drills Wednesday morning.

SUWON CITY, South Korea --- Philippine men’s national volleyball team spiker Greg Dolor suffered a dislocated finger in his left hand while doing blocking drills Wednesday at the Sungkyunkwan University gym here.  

The former Far Eastern University standout was rushed to a nearby hospital after a broken bone on his left pinky punctured his skin and was accompanied by Korean interpreter Oh Jaehak. Only one person was allowed by the medical personnel of the emergency ambulance to accompany Dolor. 

“Naramdaman ko na lang na po ‘yung buto. Di ko na lang tiningnan pero nakita ko na dumudugo,” Dolor said.

Dolor is with the national team for a 13-day training camp in preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The team was on its fourth day of training.

Team physical therapist Randel Lapuz said that they are still waiting to find out the extent of Dolor’s injury.

“Kailangan yun ma-immobilize. Aalamin pa natin ‘yung extent ng injury,” said Lapuz. “For now it’s considered as a dislocated fifth proximal interphalangeal joint of the left hand.”

The PT added that Dolor will need time to recover, making his participation in the biennial meet on August 19 to 31 doubtful.

The Nationals in Day 4 of the camp started the day with a morning jog around the oval track and after breakfast went back to the gym to practice their service receive and blocking.

A tune-up game against the Korean U-19 team, which defeated the Pinoy spikers in five sets Monday, is scheduled at 3:30 p.m.

 

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