December 07, 2022

Valdez injury will not require surgery

Creamline received a huge relief a day after clinching the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference bronze medal as Alyssa Valdez’s injury will not require surgery, the team announced on its social media accounts on Wednesday.


Valdez injured her right knee during the third set of the Cool Smashers’ bronze-clinching Game Two win over Chery Tiggo yesterday after diving for the ball.


Team officials offered to take Valdez to the nearest hospital after she was carried back to the bench but the former league MVP insisted on finishing the match. She was, later on, rushed to the Makati Medical Center to undergo an MRI.


“During yesterday’s PVL game, Alyssa injured her right knee in the third set of our bronze-clinching match,” Creamline’s statement opened.


“Creamline Cool Smashers management would like to inform everyone that after reviewing the MRI results, doctors have advised several weeks of rest and rehabilitation for our captain. Thank God that no surgery will be needed,” the statement continued.


The Cool Smashers eventually lost the third set but managed to bounce back in the fourth to fend off the Crossovers, 25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, and seal their 10th consecutive podium finish since joining the league back in 2017.


Valdez, who was not there to receive her 1st Best Outside Spiker award, still finished with 10 points in the win.


“Management will ensure that Alyssa gets the best possible care and treatment for her to come back stronger in due time,” said Creamline.


“We thank everyone for the love and well-wishes. Let’s continue to keep Alyssa in our prayers.”