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Sta. Lucia's Field to miss games due to knee injury

Marisa Field will miss a couple of matches for Sta. Lucia in the 2017 Chooks to Go- Philippine Superliga Grand Prix after suffering a knee injury. | Philippine Superliga/ Roman Prospero
MANILA, Philippines — Sta. Lucia Realty will be walking wounded in the next couple of games.
 
Canadian middle blocker Marisa Field was assessed with a small tear on her knee, prompting her to miss their next match in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.
 
A member of the Canadian national team, Field bared that she suffered the injury in the third set of their match against Victoria Sports-UST last week following an awkward landing.
 
Team doctors assessed that there was a slight tear on the ligament and a minor damage on the patella, prompting her to have a complete rest for at least two weeks.
 
“It happened in the beginning of the third set (against UST) and I just tried to push through with it as much,” Field said. “I just landed on my knee and twisted it a little bit.”
 
“Basically, there’s a small tear on the ligament and a little bit of a problem in the patella so they just want to rest that so that it heals without having any further problem with it.”
 
Field was reduced into a curious onlooker in the Lady Realtors’ straight-set loss to Foton over the weekend at the La Salle Lipa Sentrum in Lipa City.
 
She is also expected to miss their next match against Cignal on Thursday and, probably, against Cocolife next week depending on the condition of her knee.
 
“Two weeks of rest, but we’ll see how it goes,” she said. “I’m now totally off the court so I just need some exercises like rehab and I could swim so stuff like that.”
 
Sta. Lucia head coach Jerry Yee admitted that Field’s absence is a major setback, especially that they are trying to come up with a strong finish in the single-round eliminations.
 
Sta. Lucia is at the bottom of the standing with 1-4 win-loss card and if the quarterfinals start now, they will run against heavyweight F2 Logistics, which has yet to lose in five matches.
 
“That’s why Marisa’s minor injury is quite a setback. This is a tough tournament and our local middle blockers are not as experienced as her, especially when the match is on the line. I hope she recovers as soon as possible.”
 
With Field riding the bench, open hitter MJ Philips moved to the middle blocker spot together with either Janine Navarro or Shirley Salamagos.
 
Pam Lastimosa will cover the open spiker position together with import Bodhana Anisova of Ukraine.
 
“We have to make some adjustments,” Yee added. “I hope local players will take this situation as a challenge for them to step up.”
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