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    RDJ making do with depleted lineup as Fajardo joins F2 Logistics injured list

    Feb 28, 2019
    PHOTO: marlo cueto

    F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus is having a huge problem on the health of his wards as three Cargo Movers are already in the injury list in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.

    Kim Fajardo is out for two weeks due to a fractured finger, which she sustained last Tuesday’s game from a strong spike of United Volleyball Club’s Fil-Am star Kalei Mau.

    “Noong namin ng United (Volleyball Club) tinamaan siya ni Kalei Mau hindi maganda yung tama pinagpahinga muna ng doctor,” De Jesus said. “Medyo serious sabi niya nadislocate daw hopefully maging okay din within two weeks.”

    Fajardo joined Kianna Dy, who had a surgery on her left knee, and Cha Cruz-Behag nursing a right shoulder injury on the sidelines during F2 Logistics’ 25-20, 25-20, 26-24 victory over Foton on Thursday at the Arena in San Juan City.

    It’s a huge blow for De Jesus losing three main players from his core.

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    “Sobrang bigat para sa team namin talaga to kasi halos yung core ng team namin wala,” said the Cargo Movers coach, who is juggling PSL and UAAP Season 81 for De La Salle’s ‘four-peat’ bid.


    For the coming weeks, the three-time PSL champion coach has to deal with 11-player rotation and he admits that preserving their unscathed 4-0 win-less record won’t be easy.

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    But De Jesus is keeping his faith on his imports Lindsay Stalzer and Becky Perry, who have been executing his system well that kept them unbeaten in their first four games, as well as back-up setter Alex Cabanos, who showed her worth with 20 excellent sets on top of four aces in their recent win over Foton.

    “Sa situation namin ngayon hindi mapaikot ng sobrang daming paikot kasi kulang sa tao,” De Jesus said. “At least yung mga import naman nagstep up, every game nagstep up, like si Becky. So nakakaadjust sila sa galaw ng team so yun yung mas magandang outcome ng mga imports namin.”

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    The Cargo Movers is praying that there will be no more injuries in the coming games.

    “Masasabi ko lang wag lang kami magkaroon ng problema inside the court kasi yun yung mahirap solusyonan lalo na kung walang tao. Maging healthy lang sila okay na yun,” De Jesus said.

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