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Kim Fajardo feels good, however nonetheless cautious in return to motion


Kim Fajardo (right) makes her long awaited return to action.

Kim Fajardo (proper) makes her lengthy awaited return to volleyball. PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kim Fajardo hardly missed a beat regardless of being away from volleyball for 2 years resulting from her recurring proper knee damage.

Fajardo made her comeback within the essential a part of the second set and helped F2 Logistics full a sweep of defending champion Chery Tiggo, 25-16, 25-23, 25-22, for a second straight win within the Premier Volleyball League Open Convention on Friday at Paco Area.

The multi-awarded playmaker was shocked when coach Benson Bocboc known as her quantity in that stretch, however Fajardo nonetheless delivered the essential performs to flee the powerful problem of the Crossovers and displayed her brilliance within the third to complete with 11 glorious units and two factors.

“I didn’t count on to play as a result of I haven’t joined my teammates in full follow. However it feels good to play for the primary time after two years. I’m okay with the end result of my first recreation however there’s nonetheless room for enchancment,” Fajardo mentioned.

“I’m simply glad to see that the system and our familiarity are nonetheless there. I simply want extra time to coach with them collectively and polish every little thing,” she added.

The 28-year-old playmaker missed the volleyball scene for the reason that pandemic, adopted by F2 Logistics’ sudden-pullout in final yr’s PVL resulting from accidents. She was sidelined throughout her staff’s excellent title run within the Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation Champions League due to the therapy on her proper knee.

Fajardo was glad that his coach and teammates trusted her on her first PVL recreation although she is just not dashing her method to regain her peak kind.

“Thus far, so good. However I’ve to work slowly and regularly. I can’t play a complete recreation for now,” she mentioned. “I’m nonetheless cautious of my knee. I believe I’m not but one hundred pc. However I’m doing good with my remedy and conditioning.”

“Endurance is essential. As a result of in relation to damage it’s exhausting to see my teammates doing full follow every day and taking part in, whereas I’m on the opposite facet engaged on my restoration and conditioning,” she added.

Because the former nationwide staff star remains to be a wait-and-see on her availability in taking part in full matches, she believes that F2 Logistics is in good palms with new setter Iris Tolenada.

“Iris is there for the staff. She is tremendous good,” mentioned Fajardo. “It’s a wholesome competitors between us.  We share our options to one another when there’s something that must be adjusted contained in the courtroom.”

Fajardo hopes she will likely be wholesome within the remaining stretch of this brief Open Convention.

F2 Logistics at present holds the solo Pool A lead after profitable its first two video games. It solely must win one among its final two video games in opposition to Cignal (1-0) on Sunday and Choco Mucho (1-0) on Thursday to safe the twice-to-beat benefit heading to the quarterfinals.

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