Greg Slaughter to undergo MRI after awkward landing in Govs Cup debut

Barangay Ginebra slotman Greg Slaughter left the Smart Araneta Coliseum in haste as he headed straight to St. Luke’s Medical Center to undergo MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) on his right knee.

The 6-foot-11 young slotman had a triumphant PBA Governors Cup debut after Ginebra scored a 93-86 victory against a fighting Mahindra side Friday night.

But the former PBA Rookie of the Year had a scary scene early in the fourth period when he appeared to have twisted his right knee while trying to go for an offensive rebound.

Slaughter held on to his right knee as he was lying on the floor for several minutes with coach Tim Cone rushing to his side.

The former Ateneo big man declined to talk with the press after the game. He finished with seven points and four rebounds in just 10 minutes of action.

“We still don’t know (Slaughter’s condition),” Cone said after the game.

“In fact, coming from an injury, we took him out of the game because at first, he said he felt some pain when it (awkward landing) happened,” explained the Ginebra coach.

Later, Slaughter told them that the pain started to subside, as he managed to walk back by himself to the Ginebra bench with Kings fans applauding.

Cone though stressed they won’t really know the youthful slotman’s condition till the result of the MRI comes out.

“He’s too important of a commodity for us to risk so we’re going to do everything we can to make sure he comes out right,” he added – Richard Dy

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