IT appears the knee injury of Rain or Shine star Paul Lee is not as simple as anticipated.
The combo guard out of University of the east admitted being given at least a month by doctors to recover or else face the possibility of undergoing surgery.
Lee admitted the presence of a partial tear on the lateral meniscus and ITB (Iliotibial Band) tendon on his left knee which he sustained prior to the start of the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup.
The former Rookie of the Year said a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure has already been administered to him last week in the hope of helping the healing process without necessary going under the knife.
“One month ang binigay sa akin. Pag masakit pa rin baka surgery na,” said Lee, who was in street clothes during the once-a-week practice of Gilas Pilipinas on Monday as he again skipped joining the team doing its practice drills.
“Hopefully, makuha sa PRP para wala ng surgery,” he added.
So far, Lee said everything seems to be working fine as there is now less pain whenever he does exercises during therapy sessions.
Lee has yet to suit up for Rain or Shine in the all-Filipino conference four games into the Elasto Painters’ campaign. The team is currently in second place after winning its first three outings before losing to Globalport last week.
The Gilas guard hopes to join the Elasto Painters by mid-December if ever everything turns out well for his knee.