PLDT High Speed Hitters middle hitter Mika Reyes will be out for several months after undergoing surgery for his shoulder early this January.
In an interview, the 29-year-old volleybelle says that her injury was not that serious and is hoping to get back to action very soon.
“Hindi naman ganon kalaking injury pero hopefully makabalik ako kaagad sa court very, very soon,” Reyes said.
Reyes had been bothered by the injury for some time now but decided to have it addressed. And the timing of undergoing the medical procedure couldn’t have come at a better time with the High Speed Hitters adding new faces to the mix. This includes familiar names such as Majoy Baron, Kim Fajardo and Kianna Dy – former college teammates of Yeye at De La Salle University.
“Personally, medyo na-sad ako kasi nga may mga additional players sa team na teammates ko pa before and sayang na di ko pa sila kaagad makakasama pero na heads-up ko naman mga kasama ko na last year, last conference na ganito nga yung plano ko na early this year magpapaayos muna ako ng shoulder and tiwala naman ako sa mga teammates ko na kayang-kaya talaga nila yan. Syempre the additional players, malaking matutulong nila,” Mika shared.
Mika Reyes details how he was consulted by former DLSU teammates
Mika is undoubtedly excited to reunite with his former DLSU teammates. In fact, she shared how they first consulted her about coming over.
“Nung tinanong nga ako nung ok daw ba, sabi ko hindi na dapat tanungin yon. Sobrang ok naman talaga. Very, very happy finally, ang tagal ko na din kasi sila ini-encourage na pumunta dito sa team and finally nabigyan naman nila ng time na pag-isipan and andito na sila ngayon,” she stated.
Although the coming of Baron, Fajardo and Dy provides a huge boost to a team that has other big names such as Savannah Davison, Reyes believes that chemistry is something that still needs work.
“For sure. Pero siyempre, kelangan pa din mag-jell sa loob ng court. Magkaron ng chemistry talaga kasi yun naman ang pinaka-importante,” Reyes added.
Who will lead PLDT in Mika Reyes’ absence?
With Reyes out, PLDT head coach Rald Ricafort will turn to the vets on the team to lead the team. However, the former DLSU Lady Spiker says that everyone on the team can be a leader.
“May mga napili na naman si coach…pero lahat naman, lagi ko naman sinasabi even before, lahat naman kayang maging leader sa loob. So I think yung label na lang as a team captain ang mag-iiba don,” the Pulilan, Bulacan native said.
In parting and although she will not be playing in the meantime, Mika shared her personal message to her fans and the supporters of the High Speed Hitters.
“Hindi man po niyo ako makikita ngayon sa loob ng court, abangan po niyo ako nasa labas po ako kasama ang audience. Magkikita pa din po tayo at sana supportahan pa din po niyo and PLDT High Speed Hitters,” Reyes ended.
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