AFTER a heart-breaking injury that he fears could ruin his career, San Mig Coffee’s Allein Maliksi is finally scheduled for surgery on Monday at St. Lukes Hospital, Quezon City.
“Okay na din ’to para maka-recover agad,” said the 6-foot-4 player, who twisted his left knee in the Mixers’ sudden-death game against the Alaska Aces for the last semifinals berth of the PBA Governors Cup in September.
It is not the first ACL injury for Maliksi, and this time he fears it could be career ending.
“Sana last na ’tong ganitong inujury,” Maliksi said, “Gusto ko pang mag basketball ng matagal at ayokong tumigil dahil dito. “
“Pero magpapagaling ako at laging mag papatherapy para maging maayos ang lahat.”
Recovery would take around six to eight months, but Maliksi is hoping for a speedy recovery.
“Nakakalungkot lang,” Maliksi said, “Pero hindi naman ako pinanghihinaan ng loob. Makakabalik din ako.”