After re-injuring knee, Kent Salado opts to skip remainder of PBA D-League

Kent Salado opts to skip remainder of PBA D-League
Kent Salado will be resting up and healing up for Arellano's NCAA campaign

For the first time in two years, Kent Salado will not be showcasing his skills in the PBA D-League.

Salado will be missing the rest of the 2018 Aspirants Cup after re-injuring his right knee last Monday.

Initial tests said that the Go for Gold guard suffered an ACL tear, but a second opinion downgraded the injury to an MCL tear.

According to Arellano University head coach Jerry Codinera, Salado will be again be checked by Dr. Raul Canlas later in the day to determine the true diagnosis of his injury.

Whatever the result there is, it will surely sideline the all-around floor leader for the next two to three months.

That’s just as well for Salado, however, as he wants to be in full strength once the NCAA season rolls along.

A well-rested “Master Chief” is a scary thought for the rest of the NCAA as he and Arellano are nothing but determined to get back into the playoff picture.

In 2016 and 2017, Salado played in Racal’s deep playoff runs in the PBA D-League and those may have contributed to him not being at 100 percent for the Chiefs’ campaign.

Without their starting point guard, playmaking duties for rookie squad Scratchers will now be given to J-Jay Alejandro and Unique Naboa.

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