Eager to help Balipure gain finals, Thai import Jeng Bualee plays through shoulder injury
Jeng Bualee comes up with only five points, her lowest output in the tournament. Dante Peralta

BALIPURE import Jeng Bualee will wait a couple more days to decide whether to have her injured right shoulder checked by a doctor.

Injured more than a week ago, Bualee still suited up to help the Water Defenders score a four-set win over Creamline in the opener of the best-of-three semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League reinforced conference.

She started in all of the four sets but she only managed to score five points — her lowest output for the tournament — in a match that took an hour and 49 minutes.

Bualee said she plans to go to the doctor on Monday, if her shoulder still hurts.

The 33-year old Thai hitter sustained the injury in their match against Power Smashers at the end of the elimination round.

“My shoulder is very painful, masakit sobra,” said Bualee, who has played in the V-League from 2006-2012. 

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“Because last game I played with Power Smashers and I played very gigil,” she added. “I really want to play that’s why I’m so gigil to spike every ball very hard. That’s why when I go home masakit na.”

“It’s really hard, it’s so sad that I really want to play. I cannot help my team to much but I’m really lucky that we won the game today,” said Bualee. “They support me a lot I’m so thankful for this.”

But more than the shoulder pain, Bualee also struggled emotionally after her bestfriend’s mother, who she also considers as her own, passed away on Tuesday.

“My very best friend me and her are very close and her mom is also very close to me she’s just like my mom. She died because of the rain there was thunder that’s why we are shocked,” shared Bualee.

“She called me and she was crying I thought something hit her but no she told me that her mom passed away,” she added.

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