first_imgKevin Alas’ nearly year-long absence from the game of basketball may soon come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NLEX’ versatile guard is looking to get the all-clear from famed sports orthopedic Dr. Raul Canlas “by next week.”Alas tore his anterior cruciate ligament in March of 2018 in Game 5 of the Road Warriors’ semifinals series against Magnolia in the Philippine Cup.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 ChrissAlas suffered the gruesome injury just 40 seconds into the game and his absence didn’t fare well for the Road Warriors, who failed to advance to the Final round.Alas has been slowly but surely getting back into game shape, joining NLEX practice earlier last month. “I’ll just need to pass some tests and I’ll be medically cleared,” said Alas Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX bowed out of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs after getting clobbered by defending champion Ginebra, 111-75.Alas’ absence was the start of a tough stretch for the Road Warriors, who also lost Kiefer Ravena due to a doping violation during the All-Star break.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea international footballer crashes SUV, one dead View commentslast_img read more