Injured Akhuetie returns in Game 1 of UAAP Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines center Bright Akhuetie left Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals against Ateneo due to an apparent left knee injury.Akhuetie, who is this season’s MVP, collided with Blue Eagles center Angelo Kouame after the latter started to run to start Ateneo’s play.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Read Next Kouame bumped the back of Akhuetie’s right leg but the UP center had his left foot planted firmly that may have hyperextended his left knee.Akhuetie, who was stretchered out of the game with 6:31 left in the third with Ateneo leading, 50-44, returned at the 7:04 mark of the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kazakhstan defies odds in stunning win over Gilas Pilipinas ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more