JOHN Fields escaped major injury after he landed awkwardly on his right knee during Columbian’s match against Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Fields appeared to have twisted his right knee during a defensive play in the third quarter where he immediately winced in pain and held on to his knee.
Fortunately, after a few seconds, the Columbian stood up on his own power and walked back to the bench. He went on to play in the fourth quarter where he scored 13 of his team-high 30 points in the period.
After the game, Fields assured he is fine.
“Everything good. I think it’s nothing serious but I’ll be sore tomorrow,” said Fields.
Fields’ status should be a bit of good news for Columbian, which after a relatively good start to the conference has fallen to a share of ninth place with Phoenix with a 4-6 slate.
Columbian will cap off its elimination round campaign against GlobalPort on Friday. Unfortunately for the Dyip, their fate no longer rests entirely in their hands.
For Fields, all the Dyip can do is fulfill their part and hope for the best.
“We gotta win again. That’s the name of the game right now is to win and get back into the playoff picture, we gotta win and scoreboard watching, hoping that everything falls into place,” said Fields.