MANILA, Philippines – Reigning PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo is out indefinitely after suffering a leg injury in practice, the San Miguel Beermen announced.
In a statement, the team revealed that Fajardo "suffered a complete fracture on his right tibia during team practice last February 3."
"He was immediately brought to a hospital, where assessment on the extent of his injury and initial treatment were made."
Fajardo underwent surgery on Tuesday, and will be scheduled for post-operation rehabilitation.
Because of this, Fajardo will not be able to play for the Beermen in the upcoming 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, where the team is gunning for a sixth consecutive All-Filipino crown.
The franchise also announced that Fajardo will be unavailable for the Philippine national team.
Fajardo averaged 18.87 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in the PBA's 44th season, where he won the Best Player of the Conference award in the Philippine Cup.
He is also expected to win a sixth straight MVP trophy.
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