No definite date yet for UAAP 81 return of Nieto twins

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 20, 2018 08:33 PM
No definite date yet for UAAP 81 return of Nieto twins
Matt and Mike Nieto are already on their way back to game action

Matt and Mike Nieto were with Ateneo de Manila University as they dueled Far Eastern University on Saturday.

The twins, however, were not suited up as they were just coming off a bout with dengue.

This is the second game they have missed.

Through nine games in the season, Matt has normed 6.9 points, 2.4 assists, and 2.2 rebounds while Mike has averaged 6.1 markers and 5.4 boards.

The faithful over at Katipunan need not worry, however, as team captain Mike and floor leader Matt are already on their way to a return. “Recovering na kami,” the former told reporters post-game.

Exactly when their return to action would be, however, is yet to be determined.

What’s important is that they two were already up and about and did not look like they had just been downed by dengue.

As it turns out, Matt had been battling the illness for more than a week now. “Nung UP game pa yun. Nung sinabing high fever ako, pagka-check sa akin, dengue na pala,” he said.

And from there, the mosquitoes also got to Mike and, later on, to their younger brother.

The good news is that the Nietos are all good now.


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