Meralco tall man Raymond Almazan. REQUEST PHOTO / TRISTAN TAMAYO
MANILA, Philippines – Raymond Almazan from Meralco compared the pain in his left knee to a needle trying to break a fingernail.
He endured this agony on Wednesday night when he played through a torn tape to finish with 12 points, nine rebounds and a block in Game 4 of the PBA Governors & # 39; Cup Finals.
Almazan's efforts were in vain, however, as Meralco had little response to Ginebra's attack to absorb a 94-72 loss.
But if Meralco shrugged his shoulders to win over the crowd's favorites, Almazan said he'd like to do it again.
"I want to end the series," he told reporters in Filipino. "As coach Norman Black said, we don't know when our next final will take place."
Almazan emphasized that he was not trying to play heroes. He just wanted to "return to the series".
The tall Meralco man said he finished playing the game Tuesday morning after learning the extent of his injury.
According to Almazan, taking painkillers three times a day has helped to relieve the pain.
Black, however, doubled due to the seriousness of his station injury.
"He has a rather serious situation with his leg, something that needs to be done once the conference is over," he said.
Black added that the decision to play in the upcoming games rests with Almazan himself.
"I leave that to him … I can only tell you that he said that he didn't hurt it again or that he didn't hurt it more than it is, so I always leave that decision to him Leg is and I really can't feel what he's feeling, ”said Black.
Almazan said the operation and six weeks of rehab could be delayed because "games like this don't happen very often".
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