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    Extent of Russel Escoto knee injury still uncertain

    Jan 28, 2017
    Mahindra deputy coach Chris Gavina said he was informed Escoto suffered a strained LCL, although team doctors can't fully assess yet the extent of the injury until after getting the MRI test result. Jerome Ascano

    THE extent of injury suffered by Mahindra big man Russel Escoto remains uncertain pending an MRI test to be done on the rookie player.

    The 6-foot-6 member of the Gilas training pool is currently at home resting the left knee which he injured during the Floodbuster's PBA Philippine Cup game against NLEX on Friday night at the Astrodome.

    Marvin Espiritu, who represents Escoto, said the former Far Eastern University standout is still being scheduled to go an MRI test at the Cardinal Santos Hospital.

    "He was supposed to undergo MRI test Friday pero hindi natuloy kasi puno yung schedule sa hospital. So we're scheduling everything pa," he said.

    Mahindra deputy coach Chris Gavina said he was informed Escoto suffered a strained LCL, although team doctors can't fully assess yet the extent of the injury until after getting the MRI test result.

    "We are praying that there will be no structural damage to his knee upon evaluation," said Gavina.

    The good thing, according to Espiritu, was Escoto passing th stress test done on the injured knee also on Friday.

    "Pasado naman daw si Russel sa stress test na ginawa sa tuhod niya," said Escoto's agent.

    Escoto's knee buckled as he wad trying to position for a rebound in the second quarter of the game against the Road Warriors.

    Escoto was having a good game of 12 points in 12 minutes of play when he suffered the injury.

    He never got back to the game which Mahindra won, 106-96. Escoto left the playing venue in crutches.

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    Mahindra deputy coach Chris Gavina said he was informed Escoto suffered a strained LCL, although team doctors can't fully assess yet the extent of the injury until after getting the MRI test result. Jerome Ascano
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