PBA: Olu dominates despite playing basically on one leg
Paul Lintag on Aug 17, 2018 10:30 PM
Ashaolu punished the KaTropa to the tune of 33 points and 23 rebounds in 42 minutes of play, leading NLEX to a 103-90 win. He was dealing with a knee injury.
ANTIPOLO CITY --- Looks like NLEX's win over TNT was really that impressive.
On top of missing their starting backcourt, a 6'9" center, and their head coach, the Road Warriors played with an import who was basically running on one leg Friday to start the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.
Assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa revealed post-game that import Olu Ashaolu has been dealing with a right knee injury.
Despite this however, Ashaolu punished the KaTropa to the tune of 33 points and 23 rebounds in 42 minutes of play, leading NLEX to a 103-90 win.
"I'm dealing with a little issue man. I'm just trying to fight through it," Ashaolu said.
"I'm not sure how bad it is, I'm gonna get checked out by the doctor. I'm just trying to fight through as best as I can.
It was revealed that Olu initially suffered his injury in a tuneup game against the Meralco Bolts and it has been nagging him for about two weeks now.
Ashaolu is set to meet with the doctor Saturday to determine the true severity of his injury.
For now, it looks like he'll keep on going for the Road Warriors. He wants to keep going.
"I remember making a routine jump hook and landed a little funny. I didn't think any of it at the time you know, you get hurt, you think you'll be okay i na few days. It kept lingering and it didn't going away. I figured something was really going on. I'm gonna get a check up tomorrow and hopefully it's not too bad," Olu said.
"I'll try to keep playing as long as I can, I don't wanna stop playing but obviously I gotta take care of my knee for my future. But I'm here to do a job so... we'll figure it out," he added.
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