May 29, 2024

Will Angel Canino play against NU? Reigning UAAP MVP spotted without arm sling and cast while supporting Green Spikers

Will Angel Canino play against NU? Reigning UAAP MVP spotted without arm sling and cast while supporting Green Spikers
Angel Canino cheered on the DLSU Green Spikers after defeating the NU Bulldogs in four sets in the second round of UAAP Season 86. | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports

As the DLSU Green Spikers celebrated their crucial four-set victory against the NU Bulldogs, spotted in the large crowd inside the Mall of Asia Arena was reigning MVP Angel Canino, who has missed the Lady Spikers' last two games due to an injured arm.

While her status remains day-to-day according to assistant coach Noel Orcullo, Canino was seen without an arm sling and arm cast while cheering on the Green Spikers.

Canino first wore a sling after a reported arm injury prior to their match against the UP Fighting Maroons last April 4. 

  Angel Canino wore an arm sling during the DLSU Lady Spikers' match against the UP Fighting Maroons last April 4, 2024 | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports

In their next match, the 5-foot-10 outside hitter removed her arm sling and was instead wearing just an arm cast, showing signs of improvement from her injury

Angel Canino wore an arm cast during the DLSU Lady Spikers' match against the UE Lady Warriors last April 9, 2024 | Photo (c) UAAP

The Lady Spikers, who currently sit atop the standings with a 9-1 record, are set to face the NU Lady Bulldogs later today, a showdown that will be crucial in deciding the top-2 seeds this season, positions that come with a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

So, the question now is will Canino make her return against NU? Fans will have to wait and see, but no cast and sling on the arm of Angel is definitely a good sign for the reigning MVP.

Angel Canino cheered on the DLSU Green Spikers' during their four-set win over the NU Bulldogs on Sunday, April 14 | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports