DUBAI – Mighty Sports is welcoming a dayoff on Wednesday for the players, especially, Justin Brownlee to recuperate from aches and pains following a hard-earned win against Al Wahda of Syria on Tuesday night.
Brownlee overcame a minor knee injury and dizziness to lead Philippine cagers to the group-stage sweep with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 28 minutes.
“Halftime, he was already feeling a lot of pain, and then he landed twice” Mighty coach Charles Tiu admitted after the game. “At one point, the second time, he was already feeling dizzy.”
“It’s a good thing now, he seems to be okay,” he was quick to add.
Tiu, though, disclosed that Brownlee still went straight to a hospital after the game for a checkup.
Good thing, Mighty is set to enjoy the calm on Wednesday before the storm on Thursday for the start of the knockout stages.
“Hopefully he’ll be able to shrug it off come Thursday,” Tiu said. “Very big rest day for us.”