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    Lito Adiwang not rushing his return after ACL surgery

    Jun 13, 2022
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    Lito Adiwang has not set a timetable for his return.
    PHOTO: marlo cueto

    LITO Adiwang is focusing on his comeback as he faces a year of recovery from ACL surgery.

    "I'm recovering. I’m doing it slowly but surely, so when we return, we won’t face any complications,” he said. "That’s what I see here – the importance of taking care of my body."

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    Adiwang went under the knife three weeks ago after tearing his ACL in his loss to Jeremy Miado at One X in March.

    "I’m going through therapy. I’m going through several programs now," said the 29-year-old.

    "The first week, I was just stretching it, just so it remains mobile. The second week, I started to put weight on it. And this week, thankfully, I am getting to do squats and [use the] stationary bike."

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