PBA: Almazan’s ROS return delayed with ankle injury
Paul Lintag on Jan 18, 2019 10:25 PM
Raymond Almazan is our for Rain or Shine as he deals with an ankle injury.
Raymond Almazan’s long-awaited return to Rain or Shine has been pushed back.
After infamously going AWOL towards the end of last season, Almazan was all set to come back for the Elasto Painters in 2019.
However, as RoS got its first win of the season Friday against NLEX in the Philippine Cup, Almazan sat out.
He was forced to, as Raymond is dealing with a sprained ankle.
“Natapakan ko sa paa si Norbet [Torres] sa practice,” Almazan said.
“Panay kaliwa na rin yung tapilok ko dati. Tapos yung mga old injuries ko, nakita sa MRI eh. Alam ko may tumubong bone spur. Sa kakalaro ko siguro, minsan kahit masakit nilalaro ko eh,” he added.
Despite his new injury, Almazan assures that he’s fine.
If there’s one frustration for him however, is that this new injury came when he was named to be part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool once again.
Hopefully, he recovers and gets his conditioning back in time.
“Hindi naman siya ganoon kalala,” Almazan said on his injury.
“Medyo nakaka-disappoint kasi mabibigyan ng bagong tsansa [on Gilas] tapos bigla na naman injury. Sana talaga makabalik ako ng mabilis. Yun talaga,” he added.
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