Ailing Steve Akomo tells UST teammates: 'Finish UAAP 81 well'

Philip Matel on Oct 09, 2018 07:15 PM
Ailing Steve Akomo tells UST teammates: 'Finish UAAP 81 well
The Cameroonian center has been confined at the UST Hospital since Monday after tests revealed blood clotting due to head trauma.

UST Growling Tigers center Steve Akomo, who is recovering from a blood clot found in his brain, has sent out a message of encouragement to his teammates.

The Cameroonian center has been confined at the UST Hospital since Monday after tests revealed blood clotting due to head trauma.

Prior to the admission, Akomo said that he felt numb and could not move his left arm for several days before regaining sensation.

"I want to say to say thanks for all the experiences I had with them. And I want to say to them to play hard, to finish this season in a good condition and just play hard," the 6'9 beanpole, who is out indefinitely, said.

"I want to tell them to stay focused and strong, finish this UAAP Season 81 well, healthy, and safe, and give all the rest to God. Play as a team. Play as one. One for UST."

The affable slotman also thanked the support of the UST community as he undergoes this ordeal, dodging the intensive care unit and open brain surgery as of this time.

He is also under observation for the next seven days and is under medication for brain swelling. 

Akomo, in his second and final season for UST, averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds in his four appearances off the bench for coach Aldin Ayo's squad.

The Growling Tigers currently sit just outside the Final Four at sixth place with a 2-4 record.

 

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