It's the human and fun side of our sports heroes

Tots Carlos’ injury since UAAP, says Okumu

2,782

University of the Philippines Lady Fighting Maroons Godfrey Okumu revealed that Diana Mae Carlos has been complaining with her injury since UAAP Season 80.

“She experienced the pains actually when we were playing in the UAAP. We just took it for granted,” said Okumu after their victory against Arellano University Chiefs, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19.

After UAAP, Carlos played for the Foton Tornadoes in the 2018 PSL Grand Prix. Okumu said they asked Carlos to brushed it off, until they went to the doctors.

“She has another two weeks, depending on the results. Now, she’s not supposed to jump yet,” Okumu added.

The Kenyan mentor expressed his feeling of missing the services of Carlos, who served as UP’s captain in UAAP Season 80.

“We miss her services a lot. It is also a challenge to our team how can we hold ourselves without our team captain,” he said.

The coaching staff did not lined Carlos up in the ongoing PVL Collegiate Conference, as Okumu want to respect doctors’ advice and Carlos’ future as an athlete.

UP is currently in the fourth place with a 1-0 win-loss slate.