February 21, 2024

Regine Diego on Myla Pablo's potential Game 2 return: 'She has to tell me that she's ready'

Regine Diego on Myla Pablo

Myla Pablo was sorely missed during Game 1 of the PVL All-Filipino semifinals matchup between F2 Logistics Cargo Movers and Creamline Cool Smashers.

Creamline took the series opener in four sets, moving just one win away from advancing to the finals and defending their crown in the import-less conference.

Pablo has yet to return to action since March 7, when she suffered from cramps on her left leg during their match versus the Choco Mucho Flying Titans.

Since then, the outside hitter has been on day-to-day status while also having checkups with doctors.

After the Game 1 loss, fans wonder if “Bagyong Pablo” could be back by Game 2, but coach Regine Diego maintains her cautious approach in treating the spiker's injury.

"I won't risk one game para sa health niya kasi it could get worse. I'm not gonna risk other conferences just for one game,” said Diego.

Diego added that the go-signal to play must come from Pablo herself. 

"Siya ang magsasabi sa akin. I want her to be mentally prepared. I want her to be physically prepared,” the coach said. "She has to tell me that she's ready."

(With reports from Jamie Velasco, One Sports Digital)