Noah Webb gave his all for UP in UAAP 82 - even after injuring knee

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 19, 2019 10:46 AM
Noah Webb gave his all for UP in - even after injuring knee
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Noah Webb has a rocky road ahead of him as he heads into his third season for the University of the Philippines.

The Fighting Maroons' captain incurred an injury to his left knee as they succumbed to University of Sto. Tomas a week ago.

Webb incurred the injury at the 2:16 mark of the final frame when he was trying to stay in front of Growling Tigers' speedster Mark Nonoy.

The 6-foot-3 forward's knees did not come into contact with anybody or anything, but nonetheless buckled.

Not long after, he was lying on the floor and in pain.

And days later, MRI results showed that his ACL is intact, but one of his meniscus is torn - meaning Webb will be out of action for the next five to six months.

The good news is his timetable for return is well before the start of next season.

And when that time comes, State U's energizer only vowed to be better after averaging three points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of play.

After all, he already proved he could overcome this injury.

After Webb went down, UP had to foul so that the game would be paused and he could be checked.

It took time for that to happen, however, and it was he himself who did so, getting up from the floor and hopping a few times before finally fouling Nonoy.

The 23-year-old was forced back onto the floor after that and had to be carried back to the locker room by David Murrell and Jaydee Tungcab.

Still, his effort earned admiration and applause from everybody inside the venue.

And that is the attitude Webb hopes to bring again when he returns.

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