Ateneo rookie Tolentino's V-League debut ends before it could begin. Find out what happened
Ateneo rookie Katrina Tolentino's leg is put on a brace after the freak accident. Jerome Ascano

KATRINA Tolentino's debut in the Shakey's V-League ended before it could begin on Saturday.

The 6-foot-2 Filipino-Canadian, who redshirted for the Lady Eagles for a year, was getting ready for the Ateneo Lady Eagles' game against University of Santo Tomas when she got injured during warm-ups.

The Ateneo rookie hurt her right knee after a bad landing and was immediately attended to by medics who put her leg in a brace. 

“I just fell and then I rolled,” said Tolentino to a handful of sportswriters.

“I’m not sure yet. We don’t know yet but I just fell funny,” she said. “It’s okay it’s just that I iced it so it’s good. We’ll check on Monday.”

Tolentino, however, said she is not disappointed. She said the team's main focus is the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, which starts early next year.

“That’s okay. The team’s more focused on UAAP so not that serious,” said Tolentino. “My main focus is UAAP so it’s okay. I’ll just watch the team and support them.”

Ateneo won the match against Tigresses, 25-11, 27-25, 19-25, 25-20, despite playing with an eight-player rotation that was also without Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado.

[See Alyssa Valdez takes leave of absence]

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