Columbian Dyip guard Jerramy King will miss two to three months of play due to a slight PCL tear, but he thinks he still caught a huge break.
“I think I got lucky. It’s not that bad. 2-3 months is okay. I’ve heard a lot worse like ACL. I’m just glad it’s my PCL,” King said after the team’s loss to Phoenix on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old guard sustained during the injury during the team’s massive opening day win against San Miguel last January 18.
He was actually injured for the duration of that contest, but he opted to play through the pain as he finished with seven points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of play.
It was only after the game where the tear became apparent.
“I went for a layup on Chris Ross and I fell down. My adrenaline helped me to play through the game but after the game I wasn’t able to walk anymore. So I went to the doctor and that’s what they told me,” King revealed.
This injury rules him for the duration of the Philippine Cup, but King said he’ll still stick around to help guide the rookies and root for Dyip’s playoff push.
“Yes. I’m supporting the team as much as I can. I want to part of it as part as I can. You know, it’s too bad because of my injury but I’m gonna do everything to help the team. Stay and be a leader as I can for the young guys. We’re a young team so I will just try to stay positive,” he said.
And as he deals with his first major injury in his young career, King has no doubt that he’ll be playing about at the same level as before.
“It’s a tough injury. I was a candidate for Most Improved and I’ve been playing well. You know, everything’s in God’s hands and if this is the position I needed to be in, I just try to stay positive and come back stronger,” King added.