February 21, 2024

Injured Des Cheng jokingly hints at career change that makes perfect sense

Injured Des Cheng jokingly hints at career change that makes perfect sense

Choco Mucho Flying Titan Des Cheng will be on the shelf for the foreseeable due to the ACL tear she suffered in Choco Mucho’s match versus the Cignal HD Spikers early in the PVL Second All-Filipino Conference.

And while Cheng is probably still devastated by her season-ending injury, it appears she is back to her old jolly, optimistic self. That isn’t surprising because the Choco Mucho family has given her its overflowing support and her sister, Djanel, has made it known that she has got little sister’s back in her road back to good health.

Cheng, despite her injury, is also supporting her Flying Titans as much as she can—so much that she continues to be with the team in its games. Such was the case on Tuesday in Choco Mucho’s dominant 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 win over the Nxled Chameleons at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Then, just a couple of hours after that game, Cheng took to Instagram to “hint” at a career change, one that involves coaching a la Dante Alinsunurin, the Flying Titans’ highly regarded tactician.

In an Instagram Story, Cheng reposted a photo of her walking just beside Alinsunurin that was initially captioned, “Hi Coach @itsmedescheng.”

Cheng captioned hers rather fittingly as well: “Career change na.”

Of course, it’s unlikely Cheng will actually switch careers this early. At 27, Cheng is still in her athletic prime, and while her recovery might take a while, it’s almost a sure bet that she’ll regain her old, fiery form in no time.

Then again, a coaching gig sometime in the far future wouldn’t be surprising neither for one of the PVL’s more deliberate and cerebral players. Besides, if Akari Chargers stalwart Bang Pineda can pull double duty playing for Akari and serving as an assistant coach of the Adamson Lady Falcons, then why not Cheng, too?

Cheng's Choco Mucho squad will be jumping right back to action on Saturday, November 11, at the PhilSports Arena.