After 10 months, Kevin Alas finally returned to playing the game he loves.
The 6-foot guard has recovered from an ACL injury he sustained back in March of last year, and he has returned to the NLEX Road Warriors Friday night in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup debut versus the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
The Road Warriors lost though, 87-96. But for Alas, he’s still glad that he has been able to come back and play.
“It felt good pero siyempre I wanted the win sana kasi we’ve been doing well sa off-season,” said Alas, who finished with 12 points, four assists, a rebound, and a steal.
“But sa akin personally it felt good kasi eight to ten months ako nawala.”
The second-generation cager bared that he was nothing but excited the night before his return — Alas had never suffered a major injury in his career prior to hurting his ACL during the 2018 Philippine Cup semis versus Magnolia.
“I was so excited kagabi. Di ako makatulog sa sobrang excited, parang rookie ulit pakiramdam ko,” he said.
But as glad as he is, the former Letran Knights star said that he still has a lot of catching up to do, particularly with being in game shape again.
“I felt comfortable naman kanina.
“Pero siguro yung hangin ko kulang pa kasi iba yung hangin na nakukuha mo sa practice iba eh so kanina I felt kulang na kulang pa yung hangin ko,” lamented the 27-year-old, four-year pro.