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WATCH: June Mar Fajardo back in action at San Miguel practice

Delfin Dioquino
WATCH: June Mar Fajardo back in action at San Miguel practice

IN SHAPE. Now healthy, June Mar Fajardo is expected to lead the charge as San Miguel tries to reclaim its Philippine Cup throne.

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Six-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo works on his post moves as he joins San Miguel in practice in Batangas City

San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo is set for a keenly awaited comeback in the upcoming PBA season.

The six-time PBA Most Valuable Player joined San Miguel in its practice at the Batangas City Sports Center on Friday, May 21 – more than a year since he injured his leg while training.

In a video provided by the PBA, Fajardo was seen working on his post moves with San Miguel coaches Boycie Zamar and Jorge Gallent.

Fajardo did not join San Miguel in the PBA bubble in Clark, Pampanga for the Philippine Cup restart last season as he continued to recover from a fractured right shin.

Without the 6-foot-10 big man, San Miguel saw its five-year reign as All-Filipino champions come to a screeching halt.

Now healthy, Fajardo is expected to lead the charge as San Miguel tries to reclaim its Philippine Cup throne, which is now occupied by Barangay Ginebra.

Aside from San Miguel, Rain or Shine, Blackwater, Phoenix, and Alaska took the court in Batangas City on Friday.

Barangay Ginebra, Magnolia, Terrafirma, and NorthPort also resumed their practices in Batangas City a day prior.

Meanwhile, Meralco and TNT have set up their respective training camps in Ilocos Norte. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.