Health is top priority, says coach Regine Diego, even if it means losing games.
After suffering cramps against the Choco Mucho Flying Titans last Tuesday, Myla Pablo did not see action in the win of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers versus the Army-Black Mamba Energy Drink Lady Troopers on Saturday.
It remains to be seen, however, if it’s only cramps that has been setting back the spiker, who is on a day-to-day status.
“’Yung cramps niya kasi baka merong underlying [at] meron pang ibang issue. Dati kasi sumasakit din ‘yung mga tuhod niya before. So kailangan namin ipa-check uli,” coach Regine Diego said. “Para lang sure na safe siya makabalik.”
Until those medical checkups are done, expect the Cargo Movers to take a cautious approach with Pablo. Losing a player like her is a big hit for a team that just made the semifinals, but Diego knows her priorities.
“Mas priority namin ngayon ‘yung health nila more than winning a game. Kahit na matalo kami basta walang injury, still a win for us,” she said.
Fans of F2 Logistics should keep their fingers crossed and hope for the best. For now, Pablo and the team will take it slowly but surely, especially when they have no more elimination games remaining and the semis scheduled a week from now.
“Very hopeful she can still go back [for] the semifinals. But for now, we’re taking it day by day lang,” Diego added.
“Konti-konti. Next conference, maybe we can play [her] more,” she said further.
(With reports from Jamie Velasco, One Sports Digital)