Converge Guard Mac Tallo Faces Indefinite Sideline Stint with Partial Tendon Tears
Converge FiberXers guard Mac Tallo will be out indefinitely due to partial tendon tears in his left knee. The point guard, who stands 5’11” and weighs 187 pounds, has been diagnosed with “partial rips on the proximal and distal patellar tendon.” Fortunately, medical exams have ruled out severe damage to the knee’s main ligaments and meniscus.
While Tallo recovers, a team official, speaking anonymously, stated that there is presently no timetable for his return to play. Tallo’s agent, JR Guevara, verified the severity of the injury, saying that the player worsened a partial patellar rupture he had previously received while with the Chooks.
“He re-injured a partial patellar tear he suffered while he was with Chooks,” Guevara said in a statement. “It was healed before the PBA season began.” Given his late arrival on the squad, Converge realized Mac needed to catch up on his conditioning.”
Tallo’s fitness for the current PBA conference sparked concerns after being signed by Converge FiberXers in October and reconnecting with coach Aldin Ayo. Tallo’s level of conditioning surprised Guevara, who stated, “During the current PBA conference, we were wondering why his conditioning is not where we expected it to be.”
Tallo, the Philippines’ top-ranked 3×3 player, has featured in all five games for Converge in the current Commissioner’s Cup. In 21.3 minutes per game, the 29-year-old guard averaged 7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and two assists.
Despite the setback, Guevara expressed hope for Tallo’s future, saying, “He is in good spirits.” He had to wait four years to return to the PBA. A few weeks is nothing; he’ll work harder on rehabilitation and fitness and return more robust than before.” Tallo’s dedication to healing and training will help him return to the floor stronger after this lengthy layoff.
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