Fajardo rues timing of injury


first_imgFajardo walked out of the Big Dome with a big boot encasing his right foot just minutes after San Miguel beat NLEX, 125-112, in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-10 center said his injury started way back in the Philippine Cup but the fracture did not manifest immediately and it was after the wear and tear in the Commissioner’s Cup that it fully developed.“There’s a crack on the bone so the shin has to be rested, no activities whatsoever and during the first week I just hung out in my bed room only leaving to eat,” said Fajardo, who has started to do core exercises.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo watches behind the Beermen’s bench as his team plays against NLEX in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFate couldn’t have dealt June Mar Fajardo a worse card than this.After knowing better not to involve himself in the brawl against Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Fajardo was a virtual lock for the next window in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Clock ticks as Guiao prepares PH team for Fiba qualifiers Fajardo was just one of the four players that weren’t given Fiba suspensions—the other three were Gabe Norwood, Baser Amer, and Allein Maliksi—but fate intervened and handed the amiable giant a fracture in his right shin.The injury would leave Fajardo out of action for two months, effectively erasing any hope that he would play against Iran and Qatar, and the reigning four-time PBA MVP is nowhere near happy of his current predicament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s very unfortunate because this is fourth window and I won’t be able to play,” said Fajardo in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Of course, I will miss playing and I’ll be out of the window but I won’t be able to do anything about it because I can’t force any movement on it and that’s the advise of the doctor.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img

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