PBA: Dyip's Jerramy King out for 2-3 months due to PCL tear

Philip Matel on Jan 23, 2019 08:38 PM
PBA: Jerramy King out for 2-3 months due to PCL tear
He suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Dyip's 124-118 win against the retooled San Miguel Beermen last Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Columbian Dyip guard Jerramy King will miss 2-3 months due to a slight tear to the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

He suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Dyip's 124-118 win against the retooled San Miguel Beermen last Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

King managed to finish the game as he racked up 7 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist in 24:33 minutes of playing time.

"I went for a layup on Chris Ross and I fell down. My adrenaline helped me to play through the game but after the game I wasn’t able to walk anymore. So I went to the doctor and that’s what they told me," shared the Fil-Am.

The 6'0 guard attended Columbian's game Wednesday afternoon, and walked with crutches as his right leg was wrapped for protection.

King, a strong candidate for Most Improved Player last season with averages of 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists will be sorely missed by the Dyip in the remainder of the Philippine Cup eliminations.

Although out, he let out a sigh of relief after avoiding a much more devastating knee injury, one which may sideline him for the rest of the year-long season.

"No [previous injury] like this. I think I got lucky. It’s not that bad. 2-3 months is okay," shared King.

"I’ve heard a lot worse like ACL. I'm just glad it’s my PCL."

He also added that he is already preparing for the road to recovery, and perhaps a return to the year's most prestigious tournament.

"You know, everything’s in God’s hands and if this is the position I needed to be in, I just try to stay positive and come back stronger."

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