San Beda to ‘work hardest’ after season-ending injury to Tankoua
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 20, 2016 11:19 AM
BAD NEWS. San Beda will have one less rising star after a season-ending ACL injury to Donald Tankoua.
Already undersized compared to other contenders – and last year’s outfit that featured Ola Adeogun – San Beda College’s campaign for redemption will have to go on without their man in the middle.
Following an ACL tear in his right knee, emerging big man Donald Tankoua will have to be shelved to the rest of the season.
The six-foot-six Nigerian apparently suffered the injury as he was going up for a layup in the first quarter of the Red Lions’ matchup with Emilio Aguinaldo College last Friday. When he landed, he immediately fell to the floor and clutched his right knee.
After getting checked on by medics, Tankoua got back on his feet, but had to be supported by staff on his way back to the locker room. Not long after, he was brought to nearby Cardinals Santos Medical Center.
MRI results from there showed that he sustained an ACL tear and will have to undergo surgery as soon as possible.
The loss of their newfound double-double machine means that San Beda will have to rely on a committee of Benedict Adamos, William Navarro, and Arnaud Noah to take care of the slot.
For coach Jamike Jarin, however, the burden will fall on more than just those three. As he put it, “Well, we just need to work hardest and play hardest.”
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