BAGUNAS SUFFERS RIGHT KNEE INJURY AS OITA AS BOWS DOWN TO TORAY ARROWS
Bryan Bagunas endures a right knee injury as the Oita suffered a defeat against Toray, 21-25, 17-25, 18-25, in the 2020-21 Japan V.League Division 1 men’s tournament, Saturday at the Kanaoka Park Gymnasium in Osaka.
The National University product had to sit out in their game against Toray Arrows after having trouble in the first set and was brought immediately to the hospital.
“Pag depensa ko tapos may tumunog. Akala ko wala lang pero nung tumalon ako wala na,” Bagunas said to Tiebreaker Times.
“As of now x-ray pa lang ang ginawa sa akin. Wala naman damage ang bone ko pero possible daw na MCL, pero need ko pa mag-MRI,” he added.
Fortunately, the 6-foot-5 star was issued to return to play in their following matches in the Division 1 men’s tournament and next week competing for the V Challenge match.
Weisse Adler endures their 32nd loss in 35 outings this season with the defeat against Toray.
Kota Yamada top-scored for the Oita in Bagunas’ absence with 12 points, followed by Curtis Stockton who finished with 11 markers.
Krizstian Padar spearheaded the Arrows with 21 points consisting of 19 attacks and 2 blocks while Shoma Tomita ended with 13 points.
With the division coming to an end, the two teams will battle again tomorrow in the same arena at 2 pm.