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Mahindra’s Escoto ‘positive’ he can overcome knee injury

02:48 PM February 02, 2017
Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Just less than a week after sustaining a knee injury, Russel Escoto is already talking about recovery.

“Gagaling pa yan. Nakakapaglakad naman na ako,” he said.

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Escoto hurt his knee last Friday in the first half of Mahindra’s 106-96 win over NLEX. He exited the venue on crutches but said that he was able to walk without aid the following day.

The Mahindra rookie also shared that his injury, ruled as a grade 1 MCL sprain on his left knee, won’t be much of a hindrance for him as he looks forward to returning to the Floodbuster and later on, Gilas Pilipinas.

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“Sabi ng doktor, yung MCL yung na-injure ngayon. So after three weeks, iche-check ulit ako tapos ie-MRI ulit ako. Doon pa lang makikita yung ibang gagawin kasi may fluid pa sa loob,” he said.

Escoto is no stranger to overcoming knee issues having recovered from ACL injuries during his amateur days.

The 23-year-old forward has suffered injuries worse than what he’s dealing with now and he has shown that he can recover and be better than ever.

“Positive lang. After three weeks, doon pa lang malalaman lahat,” he said.

Escoto averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup.

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