Maddie Madayag confident she can come back stronger from season-ending knee injury
Maddie Madayag cheers for the Ateneo Lady Eagles from the bench during the match against arch-rival La Salle on Sunday at the MOA Arena. Jerome Ascano

MADDIE MADAYAG has revealed that will be sidelined for eight to 10 months after undergoing surgery on ACL and meniscus tears in her right knee.

The initial report was that Madayag had suffered an ACL tear during practice last month, but Madayag revealed on Sunday she also had suffered a torn meniscus, prolonging her layoff by a few more months.

“I have an ACL tear and I have a meniscus tear also. Wala naman MCL, sprain lang. Mga eight to 10 months daw ‘yung recovery,” Madayag said.

Despite the season-ending injury, Madayag, who went to the Mall of Asia Arena to watch her team face La Salle on Sunday in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament, is confident that she will be able to play next season.

“Makakalaro naman siguro ako sa (Season) 79,” she added.

The injury also has not dampened Madayag's spirit as the sophomore middle blocker remained confident she will be able to come back stronger once she recovers.

“May reason naman si God sa lahat. Everybody keeps on saying that I’ll come back stronger, which I believe talaga. Sinasabi nila sa therapy na they are going to correct kung ano man ‘yung mali,” said Madayag.

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