Padda fights off back pains to guide Adamson to first PVL win
Adamson head coach Air Padda is a spry 31-year-old and is never the one to be contented to sit on a bench or just stand when watching her team play.
Padda usually runs up and down the sidelines and jumps around whenever she gets the chance to do so.
On Wednesday, however, Padda was forced to take a seat after she hurt her back lifting weights.
“I was squatting, and it wasn’t even that heavy,” said Padda after her Lady Falcons stopped the Power Smashers 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22 in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
“I was on my second set, I went down, and this pain shot up my back. I literally dropped the bar and fell. They had to bring the wheelchair in for me. It was so embarrassing.”
Padda can still hold her own against her younger players even engaging the Lady Falcons in open practice, yet during their game against the Power Smashers the once opposite hitter coached sitting down.
Things got too extreme for Padda that she told her players she can’t stand up anymore.
“I’m killing myself, I can’t stand up any longer,” said Padda. “I told them ‘you got to do this for me.’ I’m serious because they’re so used to seeing me on the sidelines. If I decide to sit down, I feel like I’m going to mess something up.”