Jerramy King is happy to be back playing again after being out five months with a partial tear on his posterior crucial ligament.
"Those were long five months, but I'm thankful to coach for giving me the opportunity to help the team," King said.
The dynamic, high-scoring Columbian Dyip guard marked his return from injury with seven minutes of exposure on Sunday against the Magnolia Ang Pambansang Manok Hotshots.
He scored just two points in only his second game of the season won by the Hotshots, 110-103. The loss was the fourth in five games for the Dyip, who are now hard-pressed to win in their next seven outings to hopefully stay in contention for a playoff spot.
"I was hoping we can win on my first game but that's okay," he said. "I'm just thankful to God I'm able to play the game of basketball. I'm healthy now."
The 28-year old Fil-Am hurt his right knee in Columbian Dyip's first game of the season during the Philippine Cup against San Miguel. The injury didn't require surgery although he had to undergo therapy and rehab for five months.
King admitted his timing was rather off but hopes to get his rhythm back soon.
" It felt okay on the court today. I'm getting there but I felt a little bit slow, but I can run faster soon," he promised. "Hopefully, slowly, I can help the team more and more." (JB)