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PBA: Hopefully nothing serious naman – Almazan on injury

By Mark Escarlote on Nov 24, 2019 08:57 PM

Raymond Almazan will have his injured left leg checked on Monday. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

Raymond Almazan hopes that there's nothing serious after hurting his left leg in the fourth quarter of the Meralco’s semifinals-clinching win over Alaska on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals at the Big Dome.

The big man went down in pain following a dunk in the Bolts’ 94-84 victory.

“I'm always worried when it's affecting the calf. That's a very delicate part of your leg, a lot of tissue involved, so it's easy to pull muscles there,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “We just have to check and find out what his problem is, and hopefully, it's not that serious.”

Almazan is scheduled for a medical check on Monday.

“Hopefully nothing serious naman. Papa-checkup ako tomorrow,” he said.

Almazan scored on a jam to put Meralco up, 84-77, with 4:59 left. He felt his calf muscle tighten as he landed.   

“Kasi may previous injury ako na calf eh, so alam ko na 'yung pakiramdam,” he said. “Parang papunta siya dun kanina, kaya hind ko siya nilakad. Dun na tayo sa safety tayo. Sa Monday sana maganda 'yung result.”

Almazan was helped out of the court but seemed fine after the game, walking without help. He had eight points.

“Di naman ganun kasakit. Talagang takot lang ako talaga ma-injury ng calf kasi tagal iyan eh, tapos semis kami,” said Almazan. “Tagal ko nang 'di nakapag-semis eh. Alam kong kailangan ako ng team kaya nila ako kinuha. We have three days off so sana maka-recover.”

Meralco will take on the winner between TNT and Magnolia in the best-of-five semis next month as the league takes on a break in deference to the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

 

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