Helpless and frustrated Alas waits for final word on knee injury
Paul Lintag on Mar 18, 2018 10:18 PM
Kevin Alas is now dealing with a right knee injury after he went down early in Game 5 of NLEX-Magnolia.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- The semifinals featuring Magnolia and NLEX has another player go down with a knee injury.
In the fourth quarter of Game 1, Marc Pingris' left knee gave out. He ended up tearing his ACL and is out for at least six months.
Early in the first quarter of Game 6 at the Ynares Center here, Kevin Alas also went down.
He was taken off the court and had first-aid measures for his right knee. He never returned to the game and played for only 39 seconds.
Fortunately, it appears that Alas' injury is not as severe as that of Ping. He was walking on his own as he exited the arena like usual after the game, a 78-87 loss for his Road Warriors.
However, his status for the rest of the series remains uncertain.
"Di ko pa rin napapanood yung replay, ako lang mag-isa so I really can't tell," Alas said.
"Bukas papa-check up kami kay Dr. Canlas so we'll know tomorrow. Sa PT, for now nothing serios. Syempre we can't really say, we have to wait for the official word from Dr. Canlas," he added.
Alas mentioned that his knee basically just buckled as he made his move.
He never felt any pain at first but as soon as he got treated at the NLEX locker room, he knew that he was in position to return.
"Di ko alam, ang last na naalala ko, pag preno ko, kumapit yung sapatos ko eh, yung right knee," he said.
"It’s very frustrating for my part, naiyak ako dun sa gilid ng bench kanina kasi gusto ko makatulong e. Helpless wala akong magawa, kahit naman gusto kong lumaro nung second half, sabi nila wag na pilitin kasi baka lalong lumala. Watching them last minute, wala akong magawa," Alas said.
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