�� PVL: Ivy Lacsina to miss games due to knee injury

PVL: Ivy Lacsina to miss games due to knee injury

/ 08:43 PM February 07, 2024

Ivy Lacsina Nxled Chameleons PVL

Ivy Lacsina during Nxled Chameleons practice.–Photo from Nxled Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Ivy Lacsina’s debut for the Nxled Chameleons will have to wait as she is likely to miss their first few games in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference due to a right knee sprain she sustained in practice.

Lacsina bared that she suffered a minor knee setback after missing the whole Akari Invitational Cup, where Nxled finished third after beating Ateneo on Wednesday at Adamson Gym.

“I injured my right knee but I’m getting better since Nxled and our physical therapists are taking care of me and at the same time coach Taka [Minowa] allows me to do spiking drills, service, and passing,” the newest Nxled player told reporters in Filipino. “But as a player, I have to work extra. I can still catch up.”

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The PVL All-Filipino Conference opens on February 20.

The versatile player out of National University, though, is confident that she can catch up with the team’s progress under coach Taka Minowa.

“My timeline for recovery is March but it still depends on my progress. I’m doing ok so I am confident that I can catch up. I will miss the first few days but I can come back in the next games,” Lacsina said.

The 6-foot-1 wing spiker also said she’s been having fun with the Chameleons, who signed her after F2 Logistics’ disbandment.

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“Since we’re a young team, it’s easier to jell with them as Ate Jho [Maraguinot] and coach Taka have been guiding us. As a young team, they will think that we’re still immature but I can see in my teammates that they have the mindset of a veteran,” she said.

Minowa wants Lacsina to continue playing as a wing spiker after she thrived in that position in F2 Logistics’ final PVL conference last year.

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Lacsina said she had adapted well to the system of her Japanese coach before her injury.

“Before my injury, I was doing ok and I’ve been adapting well [as a spiker]. But my injury happened,” she said.

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