PBA: Olu powering through partial tear in right knee

Paul Lintag on Aug 19, 2018 08:08 PM
PBA: Olu powering through partial tear in right knee
Ashaolu is basically going against orders from the doctors to rest and he's set to play a third game Wednesday against Magnolia before he gives up control to returning import Aaron Fuller to undergo rehab.

ANTIPOLO CITY --- Olu Ashaolu is one tough dude.

The NLEX import has a partial tear in his right patellar tendon and probably shouldn't be playing.

Despite the injury however, Olu has led the Road Warriors to back-to-back wins in the 2018 Governors' Cup, finishing with a double-double each time.

Ashaolu is basically going against orders from the doctors to rest and he's set to play a third game Wednesday against Magnolia before he gives up control to returning import Aaron Fuller to undergo rehab.

"I probably shouldn't be playing but I mean, I'm here to play basketball. I'm a player, I'll play until... I'm gonna keep playing," Olu said.

"Until we figure out a plan moving forward, as of right now I'll keep getting some wins for this team," he added.

Well the plan is to have him rest and let the injury heal on its own.

Thankfully, Olu will not need surgery.

"I don't need surgery thankfully. If I need surgery I'm not playing, that's for sure," he said.

"I just need some rest and rehab. That's a good thing, I don't need surgery. That's a blessing. It depends on my body and how I respond. We'll probably do week-to-week check up and see where I'm at. We'll just go from there," Ashaolu added.

 


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