June Mar Fajardo fails to finish SMB game against RoS after hurting right knee
June Mar Fajardo is helped up after suffering the injury. Jerome Ascano

SAN Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo hurt his right knee midway through the first half of the team’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup game against Rain or Shine and didn’t return Friday night.

The 6-foot-10 Fajardo injured the knee after stepping on the foot of import Tyler Wilkinson as he was trying to backpedal.

He remained on the Beermen bench for a while as the knee was iced before proceeding to the team dugout just before halftime.

Fajardo said there’s some swelling and pain on the hurting knee but added there was nothing to be worried about.

“Nailalakad ko naman,” said Fajardo as he was dressing up.

"Bugbog lang siguro," added the two-time league MVP, who was joined in the dugout by injured Beermen Brian Heruela and Ronald Tubid, along with his current beau Aerieal Patnongon.

The knee though was not the same one he injured during Game Six of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine after a tackle by Jireh Ibanes.

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