MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters guard Paul Lee missed Game 6 of the Philippine Cup semifinals after being added back to the injured list before game time.
Lee spoke to FOX Sports Philippines prior to Friday's Rain or Shine vs. San Miguel match, which San Miguel Beer won to eliminate Rain or Shine and book a trip back to the Philippine Cup finals against the Alaska Aces. He said that soreness in his knee will sideline him for 3 to 4 weeks.
It’s the same knee where Lee partially tore his ACL - an injury which kept him out of action the entire Philippine Cup elimination round.
“My knee is sore again. We (Rain or Shine) don’t want to risk it. I’ll be out for 3-4 weeks,” Lee told FOX Philippines in Filipino - something confirmed by PBA courtside reporter Rizza Diaz during Game 6’s broadcast on TV5.
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Despite looking out of game shape since his return, Lee is currently averaging 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists a game in the semis against San Miguel.