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    Ahanmisi listed as day-to-day but declares self ready if needed for Game 3

    Apr 15, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    MAVERICK Ahanmisi remains day-to-day for Rain or Shine although the Fil-Nigerian guard declared himself ready for Game 3 against Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.

    A sprained ankle kept Ahanmisi from suiting up on Sunday when the Elasto Painters went up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series following a 93-80 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Ahanmisi went down with the injury after colliding with Rome Dela Rosa in the series opener.

    “It’s a sprained ankle with a little contusion. I don’t know yet, but I’m day-to-day,” said the 27-year-old Los Angeles, California native.

    Despite being reduced into a cheerleader on the bench, Ahanmisi is proud of how the rest of the Elasto Painters had stepped up with he and Raymond Almazan out with injuries.

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      “I can’t think about my ankle right now because that’s a great win for us,” said Ahanmisi. “That just shows our depth, how many players were put in the game and how many people could have an impact. I have no words, honestly.”

      But if the decision is down to him, Ahanmisi admitted he’s more than willing to rejoin the Elasto Painters and play on Tuesday.

      “Yeah I should be (ready). I definitely want to comeback,” he said.

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