Now it's June Mar Fajardo's turn to sit out Gilas training due to injury
June Mar Fajardo says the knee injury is no cause for concern for Gilas. Jaime Campos

A SWOLLEN right kept June Mar Fajardo from joining national team practice on Thursday, the Gilas Pilipinas big man reduced to the role of spectator.

The national team cornerstone showed up at Meralco gym but sat on the sideline this time after taking part in all sessions since Gilas resumed training last week.

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Fajardo was quick to play down the iniury.

"Pahinga lang naman, okay na ako," the San Miguel Beer stalwart assured. "Hindi naman malala."

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The reigning PBA MVP stayed for two hours before leaving to have his swelling checked at Makati Medical Center.

Marcio Lassiter also skipped practice due to an illness.

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