PBA: Dozier’s Commissioner’s Cup return ends after two games

Paul Lintag on Jun 07, 2019 08:20 PM
PBA: Dozier’s Commissioner’s Cup return ends after two games
Diagnosed with a tear in his plantar fasciitis, Dozier is done for the conference and has passed the torch to fellow former Best Import Richard Howell.

Former Best Import and champion Rob Dozier’s PBA return in 2019 will be short-lived.

Dozier is set to come home Saturday as his Commissioner’s Cup stint with Phoenix officially ends after just two games.

Diagnosed with a tear in his plantar fasciitis, Dozier is done for the conference and has passed the torch to fellow former Best Import Richard Howell.

“I came down wrong on it in the Blackwater game, during the fourth quarter. I heard a pop. I was thinking it wasn’t too serious. I played the next game against TNT and I couldn’t get through it, there was too much pain,” Dozier said.

“I got it checked out and it ended up being a tear in my plantar fasciitis. It’s pretty much a two-month injury so I’ll be done for this conference. I’ll be headed back home tomorrow to start my rehab process,” he added.

Joining a Phoenix team fresh from a breakthough semifinals stint in the Philippine Cup, Dozier had high hopes in his PBA return.

However, getting injured in his very first game is a little disappointing.

It’s a complete bummer considering he also dealt with some nagging injuries in his other foot during his last PBA stint with Alaska.

“I came here with high hopes and good intentions. I have been playing basketball for about five months so I was definitely ready to play, in good spirits. For that to happen in the first game, it’s kinda a big disappointment,” Dozier said.

“It’s actually the opposite foot this time. With Alaska I hurt my left foot. I don’t know what it is in the air, when but when I come to the Philippines the last two times I get hurt,” he added.

 

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