PVL: Alyssa Valdez set for tests after hurting right knee in Creamline’s bronze win

Alyssa Valdez lifts to the bench after injuring her right knee in the bronze medal clincher.  – PHOTO of PVL

Alyssa Valdez lifts to the bench after injuring her right knee in the bronze medal clincher. – PHOTO of PVL

MANILA, Philippines — Creamline was holding her breath as Alyssa Valdez prepared for an MRI shortly after the team won bronze in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Enhanced Games on Tuesday at Philsports Arena.

Tournament director Tonyboy Liao revealed to reporters that Valdez went to Makati Medical Center after she injured her right knee.n Creamline’s 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 victory beat Chery Tiggo to complete the bronze medal series.

PVL MVP three-timer’s right knee slammed into the floor while digging as Creamline was leading 6-3 in the third round. She was carried off the field by her teammates and coaching staff and was eliminated from the match with 10 points. Rose Vargas was brought on to replace Valdez.

Valdez was told to go to the hospital immediately but chose to stay and support her teammates from the bench while her knee was bandaged. She was able to walk with a knee immobilizer after the game.

Coach Sherwin Meneses said they’re hoping for the best because they’ll get the results of her MRI by Tuesday or Wednesday night.

“Hindi ko pa alam e. Nakita ko siya nakakalakad naman pero ‘di ko rin masasagot pa e, siguro later or tomorrow malalaman na yun. Nakakalakad naman should expect a serious injury,” Meneses said after the match.

(We don’t know yet. We can’t answer right now. Maybe we’ll find out later or tomorrow. But I did see her walking after the game. Hopefully it’s not a stain. serious injury.)

Tots Carlos admitted they missed the captain’s presence inside the pitch but everyone on their team was ready to step up. The two-time MVP led the All-Philippines Creamline with Yeliz Basa sidelined through a nagging injury as she scored 19 points to give her team a bronze medal after a failed Grand Slam.

“Alyssa has had a huge impact on us even cheering us on, in terms of setting the mood and lifting our spirits. But like what the coach said, whoever comes on the field has to be ready because we go through the same training, the same exercises and the same system. When we lose a player, another player takes his place,” Carlos said in Filipino.

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