The Tinyente Back in Ginebra Practice after Cancer Remission
In a gratifying turn of circumstances, The Tinyente is making a significant step toward his long-awaited PBA return, only eight months after his life was turned upside down by colon cancer. The successful player provided a peek at his journey on Monday afternoon, uploading a selfie of himself patiently icing his knees as he prepares for one of his first practice sessions with Ginebra.
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The Tinyente of Ginebra posted a selfie of himself icing his knees in preparation for one of his first training sessions with the squad on Monday afternoon.
“It’s time to get back to work!” Every day, I am grateful and appreciative! NSD,” Tenorio thanked, expressing his devotion to the game and his undying will to make a victorious return.
The path of the eight-time PBA champion to this point has been nothing short of inspiring. Following the revelation of his colon cancer remission in September, the expectation for his return to the court has grown gradually.
Tenorio’s perseverance and passion for the sport were on display as he contributed significantly to Gilas Pilipinas’ Asian Games roster, not only as a player but also as an assistant coach. This dual position reflected his lifelong love of basketball and his dedication to the Philippine national team’s historic quest for an Asian Games gold medal, which would break a 61-year drought.
Tenorio’s presence on the floor as he prepares to return will be a source of inspiration and motivation for both his teammates and spectators. The Gin Kings, captained by Tenorio, are preparing to defend their Commissioner’s Cup championship, which they will begin protecting on November 5.
LA Tenorio’s story demonstrates his courage, tenacity, and the constant support of those around him. His comeback to the game is crucial in his personal life and in Philippine basketball, where his legacy continues to shine brilliantly.
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