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Parks already prepared for ABL's physical grind

Ray-Ray Parks had to play the rest of Alab's OT thriller against Mono Vampire with a wounded left hand. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. ROSA, Laguna--Just one week after getting wounded on his nose at Formosa, Alab Pilipinas star Ray-Ray Parks got another cut, this time on his shooting hand.

And it was evident when blood stains were seen in his jersey when Alab hosted Mono Vampire in their ASEAN Basketball League Finals rematch at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

He even had to sit out for a few minutes in the fourth quarter, just as Alab completed a comeback from 13 points down, for the team staff to put on a new bandage on his left hand.

"I don't remember [what happened]. All I know was that my shirt was bloody," Parks said in admission that he could not recall how he got the said wound.

But he is well aware that the wounds he sustained recently are part of his job as a professional basketball player.

"The ABL is a physical league and definitely a great competition. I'm ready about it each and every night," Parks continued. "To be honest, I'm not getting any younger. I'll just go back to the drawing board since I gotta be religious with my recovery. I'm gonna stick to what I need to do."

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