MANILA, Philippines – The Terrafirma Dyip continue their early-season injury woes after confirming that big man and former 2019 top pick Isaac Go has suffered an ACL, MCL, and meniscus tear in his right knee.
Head coach Johnedel Cardel confirmed the horrific injury combination on Wednesday, June 15, after Go underwent standard testing, and said that the former Gilas Pilipinas draftee is likely out for a year.
The 6-foot-8 center suffered the freak injury last Saturday, June 11, during Terrafirma’s 86-100 loss to NorthPort – the same game where the team also lost big man Eric Camson to an apparent hip injury, and guard Ed Daquioag to a gruesome broken ankle.
The Dyip have yet to get out of first gear in the Philippine Cup of the new PBA Season 47 after a two-game slide, and these freak injuries will likely make for an even rougher run moving forward.
Go and Daquioag now join PBA legend Alex Cabagnot, who tore his left Achilles tendon last December, on the season-ending injury list.
Banged-up Terrafirma will now shoot for a much-needed win on Friday, June 17 at 3 pm, against fellow winless squad Phoenix Fuel Masters.
Led by the likes of Joshua Munzon, Juami Tiongson, Javi Gomez de Liaño, and Aldrech Ramos, the Dyip will have to make up for a paper-thin frontcourt with their strong depth at the wings. – Rappler.com