Prized rookie May Luna might not see action in La Salle’s battle against winless UE on Sunday after being confined at the Adventist Medical Center in Manila due to her low platelet count.
The Davaoeña was rushed to the hospital Friday night for immediate medical attention after experiencing fever and severe headache.
“On and off ‘yung fever. Ang baba ng platelets ko eh. Kagabi ako na-confine,” the freshman told FOX Sports.
Though Luna is yet to start for the Lady Spikers, she has seen ample amount of playing time, giving volleyball fans a glimpse of the future of the Taft squad.
According to La Salle team captain Kim Fajardo, who was tasked to watch over the young gun, the outside hitter is still under observation and might stay in the hospital for another night due to her irregular platelet count.
“Under observation pa siya. Bantay ako ngayon,” Fajardo said via text. “Bumaba platelet count and WBC niya last check. Pero wala naman na lagnat and nabawasan na sakit ng ulo.”
“Kailangan pa niya mag stay ng another night dito so baka bukas pa makalabas,” she added. “Pero um-okay na naman pakiramdam niya so sana magtuloy-tuloy na para makalabas din agad.”
Fellow rookie Tin Tiamzon, who has been part of La Salle’s starters from the get-go in Season 78, is expected to step up with veteran Cyd Demecillo waiting in the wings if her experience will be needed.
It remains uncertain, though, if the rookie would still suit up in the match or not but for Fajardo, it will be better for both Luna and the team if she will be allowed to sit out the game.
“Sa tingin ko huwag na muna (paglaruin). Ipa-rest muna para complete kami next week,” she said.
After the tussle against the Lady Warriors, the Taft squad will have a week to prepare for the highly-anticipated battle of the titans against archrival Ateneo, happening on February 27 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. — By Mac Dionisio