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Thirdy Ravena targets 100% hand injury recovery in Japan

Filipino basketball star Thirdy Ravena expressed his desire to get back into top shape as soon as possible by recovering from a hand injury he picked up in the Japan B. League.

In a statement released on Monday, January 4, Ravena revealed that he is starting on rehabilitation after team doctors confirmed that he had fractured his right 4th finger in the game against the Shibuya Sun Rockers last Saturday, January 2.

"We are now in the process of getting myself back to 100% as soon as we can, but I do understand that it will be an arduous journey to recovery," wrote Ravena.

"With the help of my ever supportive teammates and our hardworking team staff at San-en, I am fully focused on getting back and making sure I return fitter and stronger than ever."

The San-en Asian import exited the court in the 3rd period after hurting his right hand during a loose ball situation and did not return for the remainder of the game.

Before the injury, Ravena had 6 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes of action.

Given the indefinite recovery period, the Filipino star remains doubtful for his Japan B. League All-Star game weekend debut in the dunk contest.

The country's lone three-peat UAAP Finals MVP has only played in 12 games with San-en since his late arrival to Japan due to visa issues.

Ravena also recovered from COVID-19 and returned to basketball action on December 12 as San-en blew out the Hokkaido Levanga. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.

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