PBA: June Mar could play in SMB's next game

Paul Lintag on Oct 24, 2018 11:16 PM
PBA: June Mar could play in SMB's next game
Doctors have cleared June Mar from his shin injury and the reigning four-time PBA MVP has recently joined the Beermen in practice.

June Mar Fajardo's return to San Miguel Beer is only a matter of time.

Doctors have cleared June Mar from his shin injury and the reigning four-time PBA MVP has recently joined the Beermen in practice.

However, Fajardo still didn't play Wednesday in San Miguel's win over Northport in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.

The wait shouldn't be long though as June Mar can see action as early as Saturday when the Beermen take the court against Rain or Shine.

"He's ready to play, maybe on Saturday we'll give him a chance to play but we'll manage his minutes," head coach Leo Austria said.

With the Beermen finally on a roll with a three-game winning streak, there's no immediate need for Fajardo to resume his usual load for San Miguel.

But with the team closing in on a playoff spot, with a slim chance to steal a twice-to-beat advantage even, the Beermen would still like to give their star center some reps before the postseason starts.

"It will depend on the outcome of the other games [San Miguel for top-4] but I think June Mar will play on Saturday," Austria said.

Fajardo himself is looking forward to rejoin his teammates.

However, his concern is his conditioning after being out for a couple of months.

"Masaya ako na nakasama ko ulit mga teammates ko sa court kahit di ako nakalaro," he said.

"Sa ngayon, kailangan ko magpa-kundisyon para makatulong ako sa team. Try ko yung best ko. Ibibigay ko pa rin kung ano yung ginagawa ko," Fajardo added.

 

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