Injured Ashaolu defies pain, doctor’s orders to lift NLEX anew

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Taulava, PH out to conquer the Great Wall Lastimosa, who’s filling in for head coach Yeng Guiao who’s in Indonesia as the national team coach, was in awe of how Ashaolu’s been playing despite the bum knee.“Olu’s awesome, he’s defying the doctor’s advice and I have news that he has actually a 70% tear, it means half of it is dangling already,” said Lastimosa. “I don’t know how he’s playing you got to give the guy credit he’s showing tremendous heart because he really wants to play.”NLEX, though, has already contacted former Governors’ Cup import Aaron Fuller to replace Ashaolu.Lastimosa said Fuller, who played in 2017, will arrive on Tuesday but Ashaolu still has to play NLEX’s game on Wednesday due to the shortage of preparation time.Ashaoulu said he’s still thankful that his injury won’t need any surgery and he just needs to undergo therapy to fix the problem.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “If I need surgery I won’t be playing, I just need some rest and rehab,” said Ashaolu who’s been with the Road Warriors since the Commissioner’s Cup. “That’s a good thing, I don’t need surgery, that’s a blessing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ NLEX deputy Jojo Lastimosa said Ashaolu has a “70 percent” partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee but has endured the suffering to put up big numbers.“I probably shouldn’t be playing but I mean I’m here to play basketball, I’m a player, I’m going to keep playing,” said Ashaoulu, who put up 27 points and 13 rebounds in NLEX’ 123-107 win over NorthPort Sunday at Ynares Center here in Antipolo.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’“Until we figure out a plan moving forward, I’ll keep getting wins for this team,” added Ashaolu.Ashaolu was nothing short of spectacular in the Road Warriors’ opening day win over TNT when he finished with 33 points and 23 rebounds. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—No amount of pain or persuasion from any physician could stop Oluseyi Ashaolu from helping NLEX get to a good start in the PBA Governors’ Cup.The Road Warriors have built a steady lead early in the conference with a 2-0 headstart and it was thanks in large part to Ashaolu, who’s playing tremendous basketball while being under excruciating pain.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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