Returning Belo fends off worries about injured knee

first_imgView comments What ‘missteps’? Mac Belo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOut of action since April, Mac Belo’s excitement was palpable when he joined the national team practices for the first time on Wednesday afternoon at Meralco Gym.“I’ve been out of basketball for so long, so I’m just excited to get back,” said Belo in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Obiena a sure gold in SEA Games “I’m trying to take that hesitance and that fear out of my mind. If I think about that, it will just add to my worries so I’d rather not mind those stuff,” he said.But his excitement is outweighing the woes, and Belo is just happy to join forces with his fellow pool members as the younger Gilas crew prepares for the 2017 Jones Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“I’m happy that the other young guys are here. Ray (Parks) can help us a lot, same with Christian (Standhardinger) and Kobe (Paras). Their training will be valuable for us here in Gilas and I’m happy that they’re here and we can learn a lot from them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Belo, who also missed the 2017 SEABA Championship, underwent an arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn meniscus on his left knee, keeping him out of action until last week.Those few weeks away from the game has made the Midsayap, North Cotabato even hungrier for action as he get back on the court with Gilas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Even before I had the injury, I really wanted to play, so now that I’m alright, I’m just so happy to get back on the court,” he said.The lanky forward, though, didn’t deny that he was still uncomfortable going full speed at times as he favors his still recovering knee. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img

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