Medical tests show no fracture in Galanza's right foot

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Sep 26 2017 09:22 AM

Adamson star Jema Galanza. Photo courtesy of Virtual Playground

MANILA, Philippines -- X-ray results showed no signs of fracture on Adamson University star Jema Galanza’s right foot according to the Lady Falcon's management Virtual Playground.

“X-ray results are out. Thank God no fracture,” according to a message relayed by Virtual Playground general manager for volleyball operations Mark Salamat to ABS-CBN Sports late Monday night.

Galanza was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center after dislocating her ankle in the third set of Adamson’s 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, victory over College of St. Benilde in Group B of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Queen Falcon broke her ankle after a bad landing in a block attempt in the third set with Adamson ahead, 5-0. She was howling in pain and her teammates stunned with the angle of her right foot.

Galanza left the game with nine points.

“She’s OK now. Sabi ng doctor, aantayin lang mawala yung maga,” according to Salamat. “Good thing na-reduce agad habang bago pa lang at malambot pa (yung injury).”

“Ia-admit siya dito overnight until mawala yung pamamaga (ng paa niya),” he added. “Then kapag OK na saka iko-conduct ang mga tests like MRI, etc.”

The VP official added that Galanza was give medications but the doctors are looking at a possible ligament tear.

“Baka possible tear daw ng ligaments kaya need din mag-conduct ng ibang tests,” said Salamat.

Galanza’s return is yet to be determined and if she will be able to see action in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament early next year. She is on her fifth playing year with Adamson.

“Wala pang sinabi ang doctor. Maga pa siya now eh. Bukas after ng results malalaman soonest she can come back,” Salamat said.

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