Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Adamson Falcons’ Jerom Lastimosa within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Adamson coach  Nash Racela refused to reply questions on Jerom Lastimosa, who suffered one other knee damage in his return on Wednesday within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.

After lacking the entire first spherical, Lastimosa returned to motion and scored three factors. Nonetheless, he obtained damage after his knee collided with Gerry Abadiano’s halfway by means of the third quarter of their blowout 77-51 loss to College of the Philippines.

Lastimosa obtained carried off the courtroom by his teammate Jed Colonia and by no means returned to the sport.

When requested about his star participant’s situation,  Racela stated within the post-game that he would solely reply “proper questions.”

“That’s one query I cannot reply,” he advised reporters.

Jerom Lastimosa limps out of the courtroom. – UAAP Media

Adamson has not launched any updates on Lastimosa’s damage as of posting.

The Hovering Falcons absorbed their third straight loss and dropped to 3-5, however Racela confused they only need to do their job with the gamers they’ve proper now as two of their previous three losses had been winnable. 

“We simply need to do our half, do issues appropriately as a result of we might’ve been 5-2 regardless of our lineup and figuring out how sturdy different groups are. We might’ve been 5-2, if we gained our [last] two video games [in the first round],” stated Racela. “I’m hoping the second spherical will probably be completely different. We hope we will duplicate the wins and can have the ability to get the shut video games. We actually need to take it a recreation at a time.”

Adamson, which is tied with Far Japanese College, just isn’t far behind solo No.4 Ateneo (4-4)  and that truth just isn’t misplaced on Racela–particularly after his crew’s spectacular Remaining 4 run final season.

“That’s the loopy factor about this season. Regardless of our report of 3-5, we’re only a recreation behind the fourth crew. It’s reachable, it’s doable. So I advised the participant after, this morning I obtained a notification, a Fb reminiscence a yr in the past, our report after the primary spherical, Adamson was 3-4, much like this yr,” stated Racela. “Final yr, we made it, we made the run, so possibly it’s only a easy reminder and it’s doable even in the event you rely this recreation.”

Because the Falcons attempt to finish their shedding streak, the Adamson coach reminds his crew to be cautious of L-Jay Gonzales, who lately hit the game-winner in opposition to Ateneo, after they battle the Tamaraws on Sunday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

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“He’s actually a more in-depth. FEU is blessed to have him. That recreation can also be necessary if we need to advance. It begins on Sunday. Hopefully, we’ll do our half,” Racela stated.

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