While still days away from its next game against Alaska, GlobalPort faces the prospect of losing Terrence Romeo to injury after hurting his right calf during the Batang Pier’s 103-115 defeat to Blackwater on Sunday.
Romeo spent much of his time getting treatment at the team dugout in the 3rd period before managing to play through pain in the last quarter after taking pain killer.
The 2015 PBA season Most Improved Player finished the game with 17 points, but his timing was obviously off as he couldn’t prevent the Batang Pier from dropping their 3rd straight game.
GlobalPort is now mired at the bottom of the standings at 2-4, in the company of Star and defending champion Tropang TNT.
“Kailangan ko siya (Romeo) patingnan muna sa PT and then maybe, undergo MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) if deemed necessary. But as of today, hirap siya maglakad so he was told to just rest muna,” Romeo’s representative Nino Reyes told FOX Sports on Monday.
Reyes said Romeo will have his check up with an orthopedic doctor at the FEU-NRMF in Fairview, Quezon City on Monday or Tuesday.
Romeo’s injury was the latest in the spate of bad break GlobalPort had in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Just over a week ago, Fil-Am playmaker Stanley Pringle sprained his right ankle in GlobalPort’s 109-120 defeat to powerhouse San Miguel Beer.
Pringle’s absence started the team’s downward spiral since getting off to a 2-1 start this conference.
Romeo has several days to rest and recover from his injury, but Reyes said it is hard to say if his prized ward could play on Saturday against the Aces.
“Hopefully, it’s (Romeo’s injury) is just a grade 1 sprain (on his calf) kaya ngayon nilalagyan lang muna namin ng yelo because he can’t walk,” explained Reyes. — By Richard Dy