Cyd Demecillo undergoes surgery, to miss 5-6 weeks for recovery

F2 Logistics’s Cyd Demecillo will be out for the next 5-6 weeks and will be missing some games in the ongoing 2016 Philippine SuperLiga All-Filipino Conference after going under the knife for a long-term solution to her worsening stress fracture.

This was what the Cebuana lass confirmed to FOX Sports during the club team’s successful debut in the tournament Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan against Cignal HD.

“Last week lang ako nag decide na magpa-opera tapos nung Monday lang siya ginawa. Pero matagal na namin itong pinag-uusapan,” shared Demecillo.

“Ang tawag sa bakal na ito, titanium. Kung gaano kahaba ‘yung shin ko, ganun din kahaba ‘yung pinasok sa buto ko. Dun mapupunta ‘yung pressure. Hindi na sa bone ko,” she added, talking further about the procedure. “Mahi-heal ‘yung bone ko and mawawala ‘yung crack.”

Just a couple of weeks back, Demecillo proved to be a vital cog to La Salle’s UAAP campaign when she unleashed her potential in the finals against Ateneo, helping her team bring home the Season 78 crown.

Which is why it came as a surprise when the outside hitter revealed that she was almost excluded from the team’s final roster in the UAAP.

“Nangyari ito, before UAAP pa meron na akong stress fracture. Medyo 50/50 na ako sa lineup ng indoor so ang ginawa muna sa akin PRP para at least mag heal man lang ng konti,” she said.

“After UAAP naman, nagkaroon siya ng panibagong injury. It was the same stress fracture pero ibang parte ng shin. Nagkaroon na siya ng tatlo nang cracks,” added the UAAP champ. “Sabi ng doctor unahin na namin kasi baka mabali pa or worse pa mangyari.”

Being the fighter that she is and embodying the never-say-die attitude of Cebuanas, Demecillo played through the pain with every game becoming more and more of a risk to her pre-existing injury.

It will be remembered that in the tail-end of the eliminations round of the collegiate wars, Demecillo had to be stretchered out of the game venue due to a knee sprain.

According to her, this, too, was caused by her stress fracture.

“Kaya sobrang alalay mga PT ko noon. ‘Yung nangyari sa akin na knee sprain, dahil ‘yun dito. ‘Yung weight ko kasi sa right ko nilagay. Iniwas ko kaya ayun,” she recalled.

With the choice to either rest for a long period of time or undergo an operation, Demecillo went for the latter saying it will prevent her injury from aggravating.

On going through the operation a few days before the SuperLiga’s kick off, she says: “Gusto ko maglaro ng volleyball. Once na mabali daw ang shin ko, mahihirapan na ako bumalik. Kung ipapagawa ko na, pwede pa ako magtagal.”

“Itong bakal hindi na ‘to matatanggal. Forever na siya. Pero hindi naman siya tutunog sa stores at airport kasi titanium naman siya,” Demecillo closed with a hearty laugh. — By Mac Dionisio

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