LA is healthy and prepared to re-join Gilas and Ginebra

Sep 21, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – The touching news of LA Tenorio’s successful battle with cancer has relieved and delighted basketball fans alike. The Barangay Ginebra guard has been confirmed cancer-free following recent medical exams in Singapore, according to his coach, TIM Cone.

Cone provided the good news about Tenorio’s health, saying that he had successfully finished all of his chemotherapy treatments. His condition was evaluated by Singaporean medical professionals, who determined that he was cancer-free. Tenorio’s ability to play basketball again has been made possible by his extraordinary improvement in health.

Tenorio had been out for the previous six months owing to his cancer diagnosis, missing Ginebra’s Governor’s Cup run. He can now concentrate on getting back into playing shape in the hopes of joining the Kings now that the new PBA season has begun.

Although Tenorio’s return to professional basketball is unquestionably a historic event, his dedication to the game goes beyond the PBA. He still has a significant impact on the direction of Philippine basketball as an assistant coach for the national team, Gilas Pilipinas.

Tenorio is scheduled to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas after his return to the Philippines for the final two days of the team’s training camp at the Inspire Recreational Activities Academy in Laguna, in the spirit of resiliency and determination.

TIM Cone showed his appreciation for Tenorio being a part of the coaching staff and emphasized how important he is to the club. The national team will surely benefit from Tenorio’s knowledge and experience as it develops.

LA Tenorio’s incredible battle with cancer serves as a moving testament to his fortitude, tenacity, and the unfailing support of his followers, teammates, and the entire basketball community as he sets out on his path to return to the court. His narrative serves as a motivating example of how the human spirit can triumph over even the most difficult challenges, becoming more resilient and strong than ever.

FLASHBACK to May 2023, LA Tenorio optimistic about PBA return after cancer treatment

LA Tenorio’s tenacity is evident in his desire to return to the PBA as soon as October despite his cancer struggle.

Following his announcement that he had been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in March, Tenorio is getting chemotherapy every two weeks in Singapore.

With 744 consecutive games played, Tenorio, 38, who owns the PBA record, said he can’t wait for his treatments to be over so he can prepare for his PBA comeback.

After losing to rival TNT in six games last month, Barangay Ginebra was unable to successfully defend its Governors’ Cup crown while Tenorio was injured.

On October 15, the Commissioner’s Cup will officially kick off the new PBA season, around a month after the Fiba World Cup and a week after the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

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