It's the human and fun side of our sports heroes

Kevin Alas braces self for tough comeback trail

179

By Miles Morales

After enduring a year-long rehabilitation to get himself back on the playing court, NLEX guard Kevin Alas must go through that exact same trail once more after he tore the same ACL on his right knee during the team’s 87-83 win over Meralco last Sunday.

In an Instagram post, Alas shared a clip the incident and opened up about sustaining the same injury he did last year, right on the same side of the playing court in Ynares Center.

“I admit this is very depressing and frustrating because I worked my ass off for the past 10 months just to be healthy and to be at my peak shape. I even did all I could to prevent this from happening again,” he wrote.

“This is a tough situation for me, but tough times don’t last. This will only make me more resilient and much stronger. I honestly don’t know the plans of God for me but I trust our Lord God Almighty that he is preparing me for something greater and bigger.“

View this post on Instagram

I re-tore the ACL in my right knee at Ynares Antipolo. It was the exact same venue and the exact same side of the court where I suffered the same injury, less than a year ago. I admit this is very depressing and frustrating because I worked my ass off for the past 10 months just to be healthy and to be at my peak shape. I even did all I could to prevent this from happening again. This is a tough situation for me, but tough times don't last. This will only make me more resilient and much stronger. I honestly don't know the plans of God for me but I trust our Lord God Almighty that he is preparing me for something greater and bigger. Thank you to my girlfriend Selina, my Family, my Coaches, the NLEX Management, my teammates, and my friends who have always been behind me to support me. Thank you also to all my PBA friends and all the fans who sent their prayers and well wishes. I sincerely appreciate all of them. The goal now is to move forward, recover, get healthy and attack my rehab again. #ThankYouLord

A post shared by Kevin Louie Alas (@kevinlouiealas) on

In his five games with the Road Warriors in the 2019 Philippine Cup, Alas normed for 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 25 minutes of action.

Although admittedly demoralized by the another setback, Alas is already preparing himself for another comeback trail.