UST star CJ Cansino takes ACL injury in stride: 'God said rest a bit first' | Inquirer Sports

UST star CJ Cansino takes ACL injury in stride: ‘God said rest a bit first’

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 04:50 PM November 13, 2018

CJ Cansino, who is tipped to win Rookie of the Year in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, will be sidelined for at least six months due to an ACL injury, as per The Varsitarian.

The University of Santo Tomas forward hurt his left knee and was stretchered off at the 5:57 mark of the second quarter against University of the Philippines on Saturday.

READ: CJ Cansino stretched off court with knee injury in crucial game vs UP

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The 19-year-old Cansino told The Varsitarian, the official student publication of UST that he hopes be back better than before in time for the next season of the UAAP.

Cansino seems to be taking the setback in stride.  ”

The knee injury was the only thing that could stop Cansino, who was a major reason for the Growling Tigers’ return to relevancy after coming off a horrible year where they finished with a 1-13 record.

Cansino averaged a double-double with 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in his first year.

Though, the Tigers fell short of making the Final Four, they still had a promising season in Aldin Ayo’s first year in España.

UST (5-8) ends its season against defending champion Ateneo.

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TAGS: ACL, aldin ayo, CJ Cansino, Knee injury, left knee, Rookie of the Year, UAAP, UAAP Season 81, UST Growling Tigers

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