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La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus denies Ara Galang will skip Season 78

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PurpleFox, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. MANILA — No final decision has been made yet regarding Ara Galang’s chances of making it to La Salle’s lineup for the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament says head coach Ramil de Jesus.
    Four months after suffering from a torn ACL, Galang is well on her way to recovery but is yet to rejoin the Lady Spikers in training hence her absence in the 2015 Philippine National Games.

    With the online community abuzz after a story was released referring to Galang and teammate Des Cheng, who also tore her ACL last week in an exhibition game, being in the sidelines next UAAP season, de Jesus calmly clarified the issue.

    “Hindi ako nagco-comment ng ganun. Lahat ng tanong sa akin ganun. At lahat ng sagot ko depende ‘yun sa magiging outcome nung therapy at psychological niya.” shared the coach.

    This, though, does not mean Galang will be suiting up for the Taft squad come January as everything will still depend on how the star spiker will recover physically and mentally from the injury.

    “Depende siguro kung 100% ‘yung condition niya, walang problema. Kaya lang siyempre ‘yung psychological kasi ‘yung mabigat dun eh,” said the multi-titled coach. “Kung hindi din magiging 100% sa court, kung hindi niya maibabalik ‘yung ganung confidence, siguro i-timing na lang natin kung kailan ready na siya.”

    Without the skipper, La Salle yielded and got swept in the finals of Season 77 when it faced rival Ateneo in the best-of-three series.

    With one playing year left, it will be a tough call for the coaching staff whether they would risk Galang returning to the fold to solidify the team’s offense or let her miss the entire season for a bigger return in Season 79.

    “Hindi ko masabi. Depende. Depende sa kanya. Coach lang naman tayo. Titignan lang natin kung pwede na itong batang ito.” said de Jesus.

    “Mahirap ‘yung babalik siya na in-expect ng team, in-expect ng tao ganun ‘yung lalaruin tapos makikita hindi maganda,” he added. “Tatapusin niya ‘yung playing years niya na ganun lang nilaro niya.”

    Asked about his other injured player Cheng, who is also a started for the Lady Spikers, de Jesus broke the bad news saying, “Si Des malabo. Hindi aabot ‘yun eh.”
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