MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer star June Mar Fajardo has no plans to miss Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals on Wednesday despite nursing a sore left calf.
Fajardo suffered the injury in the Beermen's 96-85 Game 4 loss to the Magnolia Hotshots on Friday.
The seven-time PBA MVP played through pain in Sunday's Game 5, but that hardly slowed him down after posting a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to help San Miguel move closer to the title.
“Everything is fine. It's just very painful. Good thing we have two days to rest. This is something important,” Fajardo said in Filipino after the 108-98 victory at Araneta Coliseum.
Fajardo said he was advised by his doctor to sit out Game 5, but chose to play anyway in a crucial game.
Fajardo, 34, downplayed his performance and instead gave his teammates much of the credit for the victory.
“I didn’t really do much. It was my teammates who did most of the work for us, Jericho (Cruz), Simon (Enciso). It was a team effort and I hope that in the next game we still play like this or even better,” he added.