VETERAN forward Sean Anthony is now a step closer to getting back to full fitness after a successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his ankle.
The 35-year-old forward shared the news of the surgery on social media on Wednesday, just days after he along with Sean Manganti and a draft pick were shipped by NorthPort to Phoenix for Vic Manuel and Michael Calisaan.
Manuel, in turn, was traded again by Phoenix on Monday to San Miguel for former league MVP Arwind Santos.
"Successful surgery yesterday to remove the bone spurs from the back of my ankle," the Fil-Canadian forward wrote on Instagram.
"They were digging into my tendons causing lots of pain and inflammation. They were also causing stress fractures in my ankle that I played through and didn’t know about until I got an MRI after the conference."
Anthony suffered a left ankle injury as he stumbled on his own during a fastbreak in the fourth quarter of NorthPort BatangPier's loss to San Miguel in the quarterfinals of the last 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Bubble.
Despite missing several games, Anthony still averaged 9.9 markers, 6.6 boards, 1.9 dimes, and 1.6 steals during the conference.
Even before the bubble, he was already mulling over an operation, yet chose to play.
"Im just glad they are finally out and I can get back to playing pain-free basketball and get back to my normal self. #roadtorecovery," he said.
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