April 14, 2024

‘Fighting!’: Chery Tiggo’s Imee Hernandez upbeat about recovery from knee injury

‘Fighting!’: Chery Tiggo’s Imee Hernandez upbeat about recovery from knee injury

Chery Tiggo Crossovers middle blocker Imee Hernandez delivered a positive update for the first time since hurting her knee early this month.

 In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Hernandez showed she remains upbeat in the face of the left knee injury that could sideline her for months.

“It’ll feel a little bit more okay day by day,” she said in the same post.

The former UST Golden Tigress suffered the injury on November 11 as the Crossovers were trying to fight back from being one set down against the Nxled Chameleons.

As she went up for a spike, Hernandez landed awkwardly on her left leg. She grimaced in pain but refused to be stretchered out of the venue. She tried to walk towards the dugout but had to be carried halfway through.

The Crossovers rallied behind her and beat the Chameleons 22-25, 31-29, 25-23, 28-26. After that game, the Crossovers still paid their tributes by sporting sleeves or shoes with Henandez' name and number emblazoned on it.

Hernandez showing that she’s soldiering on also gives fans hope she will recover sooner than later.

“Fighting? Fighting!” she said in the same post.

But even without her, the Crossovers cruised to the semifinals on the crest of a six-game winning streak. The team, which dropped a 25-22, 24-26, 25-20, 25-16 decision against the Creamline Cool Smashers on Tuesday, now holds an 8-2 win-loss record.

They will take on the Choco Mucho Flying Titans to wrap up their elimination round campaign on December 2 in Iloilo.