La Salle's Kim Dy calms fears over ankle injury, confident she'll be fit for Ateneo match
La Salle star Kim Dy in pain after twisting her ankle in a match against UST. Jaime Campos

LA Salle star Kim Dy was quick to ease fears after suffering a left ankle sprain in a match against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament on Wednesday.

The fourth-year opposite spiker was left in tears after twisting her ankle in the third set and was brought to the dugout, but looked more calm and assured after the straight-set win.

“Nag-crack siya eh, pag ganun nag-crack na feel ko ang sakit pero pagtayo ko it felt okay,” said Dy. “Na feel ko ‘di naman siya masyado malala.”

Last year’s Finals MVP finished with 12 points, from nine kills and two blocks before she was replaced by Arriane Layug, who ably filled the role in Dy's absence.

“Actually confident naman ako kasi nagpa-practice naman ang mga players eh,” said La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus.

“Sabi ko doon sa pumalit, ito na ‘yung break mo, baka hindi na maulit ‘yan. Hindi natin kailangan si Kianna Dy para manalo ngayong oras na ito. ‘Yung pumalit, okay naman,” he added.

De Jesus also pointed out that there was no need to field Dy back in the game.

“Baka hindi na, kasi meron pa akong isang rotation na nakatago. Prepared ako sa position ni Kianna,” he said.

Dy is optimistic that she can see action on Saturday when the Lady Spikers face Adamson before it tangles with Ateneo on April 8 in a game that could decide the top seed entering the playoffs.

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