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    Fil-Nigerian teen AJ Edu vows to be back stronger from knee injury

    Jul 2, 2019
    Injury-hit AJ Edu watches a Gilas Youth game from the sidelines with team manager Andrew Teh.
    PHOTO: AJ Edu's Twitter account

    AJ Edu may be broken, but he's unbowed.

    The Fil-Nigerian center vowed to be back stronger as he starts the long road to recovery from a torn ACL and meniscus on his right knee.

    He posted on Twitter: "Looking up to him for guidance. We don’t always get why things happen, but it’s all for a reason. It’s all part of the journey."

    "I just want to thank everyone for the messages and prayers. The love from everyone has been amazing, it’s gonna be a process but I’ll be back stronger."

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      The 6-foot-10 slotman injured his knee while going for a drive at the 7:57 mark of the first quarter in Gilas Youth's opener against host Greece on Sunday (Manila time) in the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup.

      Without Edu, Philippine coach Sandy Arespacochaga was left with Kai Sotto, Carl Tamayo, and Geo Chiu for his frontline.

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      Gilas Youth, which lost a to Argentina on Monday, returns to action on Wednesday (Manila time) as it takes on world No. 19 Russia for its final assignment in Group C.

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      Injury-hit AJ Edu watches a Gilas Youth game from the sidelines with team manager Andrew Teh.
      PHOTO: AJ Edu's Twitter account
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