"I am not yet retiring from the game I love" - LA Tenorio

By:Content Team

LA Tenorio, the Barangay Ginebra basketball star, announced in a statement posted on the PBA website that he has been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, explaining his recent absence from the team’s games in the PBA Governor’s Cup.

On March 1, the former Ateneo star missed his first PBA match after over 744 games, ending the longest streak of games played by a PBA player. The team and he initially attributed the absence to a sports hernia, but he has since apologized for hiding the real reason for his nonappearance.

"I was recently diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The initial testing three weeks ago led me to instantly miss practices and games. I have completed my surgery last week and will soon undergo treatment for the next few months," said Tenorio.

However, Tenorio is reaffirming his faith in God despite this recent obstacle. He is also making it clear that he is not yet retiring from the PBA and this won’t stop him from playing the sport that he is most passionate about.

The 38-year-old basketball star remains hopeful and confident that he will recover with the help of doctors from the Philippines and Singapore. He believes that once all of this is said and done, he will bounce back stronger than ever before.

"I am lifting everything to God now and I believe there is a higher purpose as I go through this part of my life," said Tenorio. "I am not yet retiring from the game I love, and with the help of the best doctors in the Philippines and Singapore, I believe I can touch a basketball once more and return stronger."


Your Toby’s Sports fam is and will always be with you as you face this challenge.


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