PBA: Masked Cabagnot not at 100 percent but still good enough for SMB

Paul Lintag on Feb 07, 2019 01:47 PM
PBA: Cabagnot not at 100% but still good enough for SMB
With a carbon fiber mask to protect his nose, Cabagnot fired 19 points on top of five assists for the Beermen as San Miguel bounced back from back-to-back losses with a huge decision over the Elite.

Alex Cabagnot’s doctor actually asked him not to play for like another week as he continued to rehab from injury.

Cabagnot was supposed to be with the Beermen last week against Rain or Shine. He continued to sit out and his team lost.

Cabagnot finally played on Wednesday, helping four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer beat Blackwater in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

With a carbon fiber mask to protect his nose, Cabagnot fired 19 points on top of five assists for the Beermen as San Miguel bounced back from back-to-back losses with a huge decision over the  Elite.

“I wanted to play on Friday, pero si doktora, she said no. Si doktora, sabi niya arbor ko na muna 'yung week na ito, next week ka na. Sabi ko, sige,” Cabagnot said, who missed a couple games due to a hamstring issue on top of him letting his surgically-repaired nose heal.

“When she broke the news to me, I was very excited. We did  ultrasound, just the typical therapy stuff. Yeah, so I'm just fortunate, God-willing, nakalaro ako today,” he added.

Cabagnot is obviously still not at 100 percent but he’s continously doing therapy so he can reach that level again.

While it’s a long process trying to get back to full strength, he says it’s imperative for him to do it right so he can avoid getting hit by the same injuries in the future.

After all, it’s not his first time wearing a protective facial mask.

“Actually, it's just my timing, just little kinks here and there. But we still have to stay on top of it,” he said.

“It's a tedious process, pero it's something that we have to stay on top of para hindi madisgrasya ulit, knock on wood,” Cabagnot added.

 

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