June Mar Fajardo should be fit enough to rejoin full Gilas practice by Monday
June Mar Fajardo is expected to rejoin full Gilas practice on Monday. Jaime Campos

JUNE MAR Fajardo could be back for full Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday as the he continues to recover from a swollen right knee.

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin is hopeful that the two-time PBA MVP from San Miguel Beer will return at the start of the coming week after sustaining an injury to his right knee.

Fajardo attended Gilas Pilipinas’ closed-door practice on Saturday but didn’t suit up.

"June Mar won’t practice today. Maybe Monday," said Baldwin.

Baldwin said Fajardo as well as Rain or Shine cager Jeff Chan are under close watch even if they become healthy this coming week.

"Both of them are under very strict guidelines. Pain has got to be their master. If they feel anything, they have got to be off the court," said Baldwin.

Chan has already joined Gilas practices on Saturday but only in shooting drills.

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