NLEX Road Warriors’ Kevin Alas expressed his frustrations in social media after an injury in his right knee will once again prevent him from playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
The Road Warriors on Monday, Feb. 4, confirmed that Alas will be sidelined for months due to an ACL tear that he sustained during the team’s game against Meralco Bolts on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
NLEX also mentioned that Alas’ ACL tear is in the same knee that he was injured during the PBA Philippine Cup last season.
“It was the exact same venue and the exact same side of the court where I suffered the same injury, less than a year ago,” Alas said in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
“I admit this is very depressing and frustrating because I worked my ass off for the past 10 months just to be healthy and to be at my peak shape. I even did all I could to prevent this from happening again,” the 22-year old point guard added.
Alas said that he faces a tough situation but believes that it will not last. He also stressed that this incident will make him more resilient and stronger.
“I honestly don’t know the plans of God for me but I trust our Lord God Almighty that he is preparing me for something greater and bigger,” Alas added.
“The goal now is to move forward, recover, get healthy and attack my rehab again,” the point guard said.
Alas has only played in five games this season before getting injured. He has averaged 8.4 points, 4.6 assists, 3.4 blocks, and a steal during his games.