UAAP: CJ Cansino to UST: 'Promise ko na aabot ako sa Season 82'

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 14, 2018 01:56 PM
UAAP: Cansino to UST: 'Promise ko na aabot ako sa Season 82'
CJ Cansino is already prepared for the surgery that will be done on his left knee on Monday

CJ Cansino’s super rookie season has come to a close.

University of Sto. Tomas’ super rookie has been shut down for their last game as he is set to undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee.

Still, he was with with his teammates who are all set to go all-out up against defending champion Ateneo de Manila University to end the elimination round on Wednesday at the MOA Arena.

For Cansino, he was not missing out any of the Growling Tigers’ games – even though his left leg is not in a cast. “Nandito pa rin ako para suportahan yung UST sa last game namin para buo pa rin kami hanggang matapos yung season. Para next year, hopefully, makabalik kami nang buo sa Final Four,” he said.

Five days before his operation, the 19-year-old said he is already prepared. “Una pa lang po talaga, hinanda ko na sarili ko na ACL so nag-prepare na ako ano gagawin ko,” he sahred.

And after his left knee gets repaired, Cansino has one promise and only one promise to the faithful over at Espana. “Magtatrabaho ako ngayong offseason para umabot sa opening ng Season 82. Promise ko yun na aabot talaga ako,” he said.

Usually, recovery from an ACL injury takes six to eight months.

That means that the Growling Tigers’ do-it-all guard may very well be cleared for action anytime between May to July of next year – months before the presumptive start of Season 82 in September.

There, he will only be determined to keep up, if not better, the per game counts of 12.8 points on 44 percent shooting, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists he had this year.


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