UAAP: DLSZ tower-less for rest of year as Cortez recovers from injury

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 18, 2018 08:13 PM
UAAP: DLSZ tower-less for rest of year as Cortez recovers
Raven Cortez is out for the rest of 2018

Raven Cortez is yet to play his first game for De La Salle Zobel in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

Now two games into the tournament, the Junior Archers continue to miss the services of their third-year tower.

As it turns out, Cortez suffered a right knee injury even before the beginning of the season. “Nagka-MCL bruise po ako nung August pa,” he shared.

That has forced him to miss out DLSZ’s first two games in the season as well as, apparently, the rest of the first round. “Second round pa po ako makakabalik,” he said.

The season’s first round will run through the remaining two months of 2018 while the second round will start in January 2019.

Because of that, the boys from Alabang would have big shoes to fill – big shoes that were worn by a 6-foot-7 big man who averaged 11.8 point, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, and 1.5 assists a season ago.

Thus far, without him, they have recorded a win-loss record of 1-1.

When Cortez finally returns, however, he only promises to be stronger than ever. “I promise na I’ll be back stronger and do my best to help the team be in the Final Four again,” he said.


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