NU’s promising rookie still positive after untimely injury
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 11, 2016 12:44 PM
NEXT TIME. Josh Sinclair has vowed to come back and get back to being even more promising next season.
Just when his game was already picking up, National University’s Josh Sinclair suffered a setback.
The rookie recruit from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu tore the ACL in his right knee during their matchup with De La Salle University in late October.
This, after back-to-back games saw him finally steadying the ship at the wings for NU.
Two weeks later, Sinclair was still with the Bulldogs – not in uniform, however, and instead in crutches. He didn’t hide his disappointment there as he told reporters, “It’s weird cause I felt that when the injury happened, that was when I was starting to get comfortable in the league. I was already playing effectively.”
He then continued, “The timing was a bit off, but I’m just happy that I had contributed.”
Asked for updates on his untimely injury, the 18-year-old answered, “It’s a complete ACL tear so it usually takes six months to recover completely. It’s sort of sad because I wanted to finish the year and help the team, but I just stay positive.”
Indeed, Sinclair said there are lots of silver linings to be found with what happened. As he put it, “For example, it’s an opportunity to improve my upper body strength because, basically, I won’t be able to use my legs.”
And when he finally makes his way back onto the court, the swingman vowed to only make good on the promise he showed in his rookie year – however short it was. “I’m gonna get back and be the best player I can be. I know that if I work really hard, I can be a good player in this league,” he expressed.
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