NLEX Road Warriors' Kevin Alas (No. 7) suffers another knee injury at the same venue.

NLEX Road Warriors’ Kevin Alas (No. 7) suffers another knee injury at the same venue. –PBA IMAGES

ANTIPOLO—Kevin Alas is suspected to have suffered an ACL injury on his left knee during NLEX’s loss to Terrafirma in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday at Ynares Center here.

Coach Frankie Lim bared that Alas underwent an MRI to check on the severity of the injury which came almost a minute into the second quarter of the Road Warriors’ 113-112 loss.

“Pina-MRI namin pero mga PT namin dito suspect nila ACL,” Lim said after emerging from the locker room.

Both Alas and NLEX are waiting as of posting time on the MRI findings, hoping that results are not as severe as initially feared.

Alas previously sustained two ACLs on his right knee, the first in the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals and in the elimination round of the 2019 Philippine Cup. Both injuries happened at the same venue.

“Tignan natin. Baka sa Lunes may resulta na. Sana hindi masyadong malala (There could be a result by Monday. I hope it’s nothing serious),” said Lim.

The injury came when Alas was looking to complete a fastbreak with a basket off Terrafirma’s Javi Gomez de Liano.

Alas, however, was able to walk under his own power before heading to the hospital.

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