TERRIFIC 12: June Mar out for semis clash vs. Liaoning

Paul Lintag on Sep 20, 2019 04:54 PM
TERRIFIC 12: June Mar out for semis clash vs. Liaoning
San Miguel Beer has shut down its star center and he will not see action in teh team’s final two games of their first tournament with the East Asia Super League.

MACAU — June Mar Fajardo is officially out of the Terrific 12 tournament here.

San Miguel Beer has shut down its star center and he will not see action in teh team’s final two games of their first tournament with the East Asia Super League.

June Mar came back from the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China with a sprained ankle and while the swelling has gone down since, the PBA’s only five-time MVP is still not quite fit to play yet.

“Regarding June Mar, definitely he cannot play tomorrow,” head coach Leo Austria said.

The Beermen take on China’s Liaoning Flying Leopards Saturday in the semifinals of the Terrific 12.

“Nagsu-subside na yung pamamaga nung kanyang ankle, that’s a good sign na maybe he can play next week,” he added.

As for other Beermen with nagging injuries, looks like Alex Cabagnot will at least put on his uniform for San Miguel Saturday.

“Alex will probably suit up, it will depend,” Austria said.

“As usual, I don’t want to force them to play if they’re not 100 percent. Si Alex nag-practice na. Let’s see what will happen tomorrow,” he added.

 


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