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    Chiara Permentilla faces lengthy layoff, set to undergo knee surgery

    Aug 4, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    CHIARA Permentilla is set to undergo knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference for Marinerang Pilipina and Adamson’s campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference due.

    Permentilla, who suffered the injury a week ago during an awkward landing from a spike in a loss to Cignal, will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

    “Actually gusto ko ng ma-operahan para makapag start na ulit yung rehab ko kasi gustong gusto ko na ulit makabalik sa paglalaro,” Permentilla told reporters.

    “After two days, start na ko ng rehab.Bawal tamad kahit na-injure ako, lalo akong namo-motivate na mas magpursige pa kasi gusto ko na makabalik,” she added.

    The Lady Falcons are set to play in the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference starting on August 15.

    Wearning a brace on her left knee, Permentilla went to the Arena in San Juan on Saturday and cheered for Marinerang Pilipina, which suffered a three-set loss to PLDT and remained winless in 12 matches in the tournament.

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    “Gustong gusto ko talaga magpakita ng suporta kasi ito nalang yung game na malapit. Yung ibang games, malalayo na, out of town na kaya pinush ko talaga na makanood,” said Permentilla. “Gaya ng sinabi ni coach Ron (Dulay), hindi porke't may na-injured kami na teammates na maggi-give up na din lahat. Yun nga, gawin niyong inspirasyon yung teammate niyo na hindi na makapaglaro.”

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