Barangay Ginebra big guy Prince Caperal said he welcomed the challenge seeing San Miguel Beer counterpart June Mar Fajardo return from a season-long layoff.

The 2020 The majority of Better Gamer recipient acknowledged it will tough taking on the 6-foot-9 Fajardo when Ginebra chooses back-to-back Philippine Cup championships.

” Mahihirapan na naman, bugbog na naman ako nito,” Caperal stated in jest in an article posted on the PBA website.

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Fajardo suffered a complete fracture of his right tibia during a San Miguel practice on February 3, 2020, which ruled him out for the entire season.

He underwent surgical treatment and rehab, and ended up missing simply the All-Filipino Cup as the PBA restored simply one conference of its 45th season in a “bubble” in Clark, Pampanga.

Fajardo has just recently received the thumbs-up to start playing again, and is expected to suit up for the Beermen this season.

” I’m happy na babalik na si June Mar. Sobrang sarap makipag-laro kay June Mar,” said Caperal.

” MVP. Sobrang nakaka-challenge,” he added. “Sobrang laking tao pero sobrang bait. Ang hirap dikitan, masyado mabait kasi.”

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