FIVE-TIME Philippine Basketball Association most valuable player June Mar Fajardo of the San Miguel Beermen is to miss time on the court after suffering a leg injury in practice at the weekend, his mother team announced on Wednesday.

In a statement shared to members of media, San Miguel confirmed that Mr. Fajardo will be out indefinitely as he starts rehabilitation on his injured right leg.

The San Miguel big man suffered a complete fracture on his right tibia during team practice on Feb. 3.

He went under the knife the following day.

Mr. Fajardo’s injury came just as they are preparing to make a run at a sixth straight Philippine Cup title beginning on March 1.

The team said the “Kraken” is to miss the entire tournament at the very least and will not be able to join any upcoming international competition.

The San Miguel management shared that it will give Mr. Fajardo the best medical care possible, just as it thanked the fans for the messages of concern and well wishes.

San Miguel opens its title defense on opening day against the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok on opening day at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo