One of De La Salle University’s promising rookies will not be able to compete in his freshman year.
Rhyle Melencio has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee, which has ruled him out for UAAP Season 86.
He underwent successful surgery last Friday.
In preparation for the UAAP, Melencio juggled playing for De La Salle University and Pampanga. However, the demanding schedule proved too much for his young body to handle.
The 6-foot-4 second-generation cager tore his ACL while warming up for a Green Archers practice early last week.