ATENEO libero Dani Ravena is set to miss the Lady Eagles' anticipated first showdown against rival La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament after undergoing an appendectomy on Tuesday.
Dani’s father Bong Ravena confirmed the news on Tuesday evening, saying that the young Lady Eagles libero will be out for up to two weeks to recover from the operation.
"She was operated earlier, nito lang mga an hour or two. Yung appendix niya eh so kailangang operahan and OK naman natanggal na,” said Ravena.
"It happened just this morning sa practice nila. Noong practice nila, nagreklamo siya na sumasakit yung tiyan n’ya so she went to the clinic sa Ateneo," he added. “When I got there yun na dinala ko na siya sa ER (sa Marikina Valley Hospital) so yun dire-diretso na inoperahan na siya, tinanggal na.”
The elder Ravena hopes that the young libero will be at the pink of health come the second round.