Having injured her pinky finger in the 2019 PSL Grand Prix, F2 Logistics Cargo Mover Kim Fajardo had to wait quite a while before returning to action.
And on Saturday, Fajardo finally graced the Taraflex after five months out.
The savvy 5-foot-7 setter entered the match at a crucial juncture of the opening set against the PLDT Home FIBR Power Hitters, in front of a raucous crowd at the Corpus Christi Gym in Cagayan De Oro City.
Though her team ended up on the losing side of a five-set affair, the 25-year-old playmaker is simply glad to share the court with her sisters-in-arms.
“Isipin mo, limang buwan? ‘Di ko akalain na ganun kalala yung injury,” said the six-time PSL setter, who had 15 excellent sets on top of two points in her return.
“Sobrang saya kasi nakasama ko sila.”
Fajardo also disclosed that the road to recovery was a steep one. The former De La Salle Lady Archer had to follow a strict diet plan and undergo therapy on a daily basis.
But after a five-month layoff from competitive volleyball, Fajardo is beyond grateful to finally play the sport that she loves and help her team capture the elusive championship.
“Masarap siyempre. Masaya ako kasi nandoon na ako ulit,” she beamed.
“Siyempre gusto kong maglaro nang maglaro kasi ngayon lang ako kahit papano makahawak ng bola.”