Jun 16, 2022

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A tragic turn of events pans out for Terrafirma Dyip. After tearing his ACL, MCL, and meniscus in his right knee, Terrafirma big man Isaac Go is set to miss a year. On Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo, Go was injured in the first quarter of Dyip’s 100 to 86 distant loss to the NorthPort Batang Pier. The news was another setback for Terrafirma, which had been dealing with a run of vital point people getting struck by injuries. On top of Go’s injury, guard Ed Daquioag suffered a nasty ankle injury in the same game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time. After a hard tumble in the first quarter against the Batang Pier, the Dyip also lost forward Eric Camson. Alex Cabagnot, a seasoned league playmaker, tore his left Achilles tendon last December, ending his season prematurely – a similar undesired setback. The Achilles tendon (AT) is the human body’s thickest and strongest tendon. The Achilles tendon is a portion of the musculotendinous unit that crosses three joints, causing knee flexion, tibiotalar flexion, and subtalar inversion. It originates from the aponeuroses of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles and is inserted at the middle of the posterior calcaneal tuberosity.  An Achilles tendon rupture is a disruption of the Achilles tendon that generally happens during high-impact sports. Given the importance of AT, its rupture can be a devastating occurrence for the general public and a career-ending injury for athletes, since one-third of national sports players who suffer an Achilles tendon rupture will never be able to play at the same level again.  One of the most prevalent knee ailments among sportsmen is ACL tears. Every year, over 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the United States alone, according to a study by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Based on the same source, ACL injuries cost the US health-care system more than $500 million per year. As demoralizing as this may seem, there are always exemptions. Athletes, coaches, and fans hope for the best each time one is injured with such. Most of the time with injuries and setbacks caused by accidents in and out of the hard court, the athletes’ will and desire serve as the best drive for recovery. Nonetheless, rest and therapy are necessary for proper and complete recovery. In the absence of Go, Terrafirma coach Johnedel Cardel is counting on his other bigs Joseph Gabayni and Christian Balagasay to step up. After starting the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup 0 to 2, the Dyip returned to action on Friday against Phoenix, looking for their first win.
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