Kevin Alas has unfortunately sustained yet another significant knee injury. The NLEX Road Warriors announced on Monday that the 6-foot-1 guard has torn his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his left knee. This injury occurred during the first quarter of the Road Warriors’ game against Terrafirma Dyip last Saturday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
“The NLEX Road Warriors have confirmed that Kevin Alas suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The team is currently assessing the extent of the injury and formulating a plan for Alas’s recovery,” wrote the team on their social media account.
This marks the third time that the former Letran ace has experienced this injury. The first instance took place during the Road Warriors’ 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals matchup against the Magnolia Hotshots, while the second occurred in their 2019 Philippine Cup game against the Meralco Bolts. Interestingly, all three injuries happened at the same Antipolo venue.
The Road Warriors are currently evaluating the severity of the injury and will develop a recovery plan once the extent of the damage has been determined.
“Our prayers are with Kevin for a swift and successful rehabilitation.”
“During this challenging time, we are committed to providing Kevin with unwavering support, resources, and encouragement.”
In an Instagram post, Alas expressed that he is relying on his faith as he prepares for another lengthy recovery process.
Prior to the injury, Alas had been performing well for NLEX in the 2023 Commissioner’s Cup, averaging 12.0 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game in three appearances.