UST's Tunay suffers fractured nose
MANILA, Philippines – Veteran skipper Carmela Tunay of University of Santo Tomas suffered a fractured nose, the student athlete announced via Twitter on Sunday, August 2.
"Results are out," she tweeted, "mother freaking fracture i look like freaking Pacman."
Tunay collided with team captain Pam Lastimosa trying to save the ball late in the third set of UST's match against Technological Institute of the Philippines in the Shakey's V-League 12 Collegiate Conference on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Tunay began bleeding profusely from the nose and was pulled out of the match. She was reportedly taken to the hospital right away.
According to UST head coach Kungfu Reyes, Tunay took an X-ray exam but he has yet to get confirmation of the result based on Tunay's tweet as of posting time. Reyes told Rappler his starter will be confined Sunday night with an operation to be scheduled. There is no word yet on when Tunay will see action again.
The Tigresses won the match despite missing the ace spiker, who exited with 8 points. But the rest of the team was visibly worried over Tunay as she was iced on the bench and they had to finish off the Lady Engineers in 4 sets.
UST is now 3-1 in Group B with one final match against San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Sunday, August 9. – Rappler.com