Escoto exits PBA game after hurting left knee

Paul Lintag on Jan 27, 2017 06:06 PM
Escoto exits PBA game after hurting left knee
Escoto, who was playing well and was up to 12 points before getting hurt, said the doctor's initial assessment was a minor lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury.

Gilas Pilipinas took its first hit less than a week since revealing its complete training pool for 2017 and beyond.

Mahindra's Russel Escoto went down with an apparent left knee injury with 23 seconds to go in the first half of the Floodbuster's matchup against the NLEX Road Warriors Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The Gilas cadet, who previously tore the ACL in the same knee back in 2013, had to be stretchered out of the playing court for some immediate locker room treatment.

Escoto, who was playing well and was up to 12 points before getting hurt, said the doctor's initial assessment was a minor lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury.

He has been taken to the San Juan de Dios hospital for an MRI to determine the severity of his injury.

Four years ago, Escoto tore the ACL on his left during a PBA D-League match, causing him to miss FEU's entire UAAP Season 76 campaign.

 

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