MANILA, Philippines – Rose Vargas will not play for Far Eastern University (FEU) in UAAP Season 80, after all.
FEU head coach George Pascua confirmed to ABS-CBN News on Wednesday that Vargas had suffered an Achilles injury and will not play in the women's volleyball tournament.
According to the official Twitter account of the FEU athletics department, Vargas already went through reconstructive surgery and will be out of action for at least six months.
Initially, Vargas was diagnosed with a minor muscle strain that would have kept her out of the first round of the tournament.
Instead, she suffered a more serious injury that will prevent her from playing in her final season of eligibility.
Vargas decided to return to FEU in December to suit up for the Lady Tamaraws in Season 80, five years after last competing in the UAAP.
The 25-year-old open hitter won Best Scorer honors in Season 74, then left the team after Season 75. She last played for Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League before announcing her return to FEU.
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