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    Purefoods Titans offer title win to injured teammate Val Acuna

    Dec 5, 2021
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    Purefoods TJ Titans are the PBA 3x3 Leg 4 champions.
    PHOTO: PBA Images

    ALTHOUGH injured, Val Acuna remains very much a part of the Purefoods TJ Titans 3x3 team.

    So when the team finally won a breakthrough title in the PBA half-court tournament, the Titans didn’t forget to offer the victory to their veteran teammate.

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    Coach Tonyboy Espinosa disclosed the team kept the 35-year-old wingman in its mind shortly after the Titans defeated the Meralco Bolts in the final of Leg 4 on Sunday night at the Ynares Sports Arena.

    The 6-foot-3 Acuna suffered a broken jaw in Leg 2 following an accidental clash of heads with Platinum Karaoke’s Chris De Chavez during pool play.

    “Yes, napag-usapan naming na ipanalo natin not only for you guys na nandito, but also for Val, who underwent operation,” said Espinosa following the win.

    Val Acuna underwent surgery for a broken jaw.

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    Acuna had surgery last Dec. 3, according to Espinosa, and could be out for three weeks.

    “Pero siyempre after niyan, hindi ka pa naman yan fit to play, so dahan-dahan ang balik niya."

    Incidentally, Jun Bonsubre, who took over the place of Acuna, hit the game-winner for the Titans, who took home the top purse of P100,000.

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      “Yes, he’s in our reserve. So nung na-injured si Val, inactivate na namin siya (Bonsubre) kaagad sa next leg,” said Espinosa.

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      Purefoods TJ Titans are the PBA 3x3 Leg 4 champions.
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