June 22, 2024

PLDT’s Jovy Prado suffers apparent knee injury, stretchered off court

PLDT’s Jovy Prado suffers apparent knee injury, stretchered off court

For the second straight play date since the resumption of the PVL Invitational Conference, a player had to be taken off the playing court in a stretcher.

Jovy Prado of the PLDT High Speed Hitters was stretchered off the court after a bad fall in the High Speed Hitters’ crucial match versus the Creamline Cool Smashers on Thursday.

The unfortunate incident occurred in the second set of the Cool Smashers’ 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 win, when Prado attempted a spike on the left wing. Upon landing, however, the veteran’s left knee appeared to buckle, causing her to crumble to the floor in pain. Prado stayed on the floor for a few minutes as medical staff attended to her, before being stretchered off the playing court.

Prior to the freak accident, Prado had been carrying the fight for the High Speed Hitters, chipping in 9 points on several well-placed, powerful attacks. 

One Sports’ Kyla Kingsu reported later in the match that Prado’s left knee had been assessed by the team’s physical therapists, although there is no clear indication yet as to what the injury really is or its severity.

The good news for PLDT is that Prado—with ice wrapped around her left knee—later returned to sit on the PLDT bench to watch the rest of the match. It remains to be seen, however, if Prado will be in good enough shape for the High Speed Hitters' next game on Saturday against the Gerflor Defenders or if she will miss games due to her injury.