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June Mar Fajardo still has positive outlook on comeback despite fractured hand

June Mar Fajardo didn’t hide his disappointment over the fact that he has to sit out for a while once more after sustaining a fracture on his left hand.

The seven-time MVP finds himself sidelined again, similar to what happened in the previous PBA Commissioner’s Cup due to throat surgery following an inadvertent elbow by Steve Taylor during San Miguel’s clash with Rain or Shine.

But there’s still optimism in him at the same time, positive that he can return to action on time thanks to the promising progress of his injury.

“Nakakainis nga ‘pag injury. Pero wala. Kahit gaano tayo kaingat, mangyayari’t mangyayari talaga ‘yung ganun. Good thing mabilis lang ‘to,” said Fajardo.

Fajardo spoke to reporters about his status on Friday night, moments after the Beermen’s 115-101 loss to NorthPort at the Philsports Arena. The defeat snapped their three-game win streak in the Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup.

It was SMB’s first game without their main man, who got hurt during the third quarter of their eventual 115-110 win over Rain or Shine last November 29.

The Cebuano star initially shrugged off the injury after that game, thus his surprise after finding out that he suffered worse than he thought.

“Oo nga eh. Akala ko walang fracture. Nakita sa x-ray,” Fajardo lamented. “Ganun talaga. OK lang ‘yun, makakabalik rin naman ako.”

The nine-time PBA champion is about two weeks into his 4-6-week recovery period and healing up has been his main focus.

San Miguel is surely hoping to see him in max health sooner, with the team already battered by injuries to key players such as Terrence Romeo, Vic Manuel, Jeron Teng, Simon Enciso, and rookie guard Kyt Jimenez.

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“So far maganda naman, medyo hindi na maga,” said Fajardo, who isn’t wearing any cast on the injured hand.

“Pahinga lang muna para proper healing.”

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