Bad luck for Gilas as injury bug bites new skipper Suerte

Rey Suerte and coach Tab Baldwin (rear) during Gilas’ training. SBP PHOTO

Gilas Pilipinas suffered another injury on Wednesday night after newly appointed skipper Rey Suerte rolled his ankle in training. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced this unfortunate development via a bulletin published in the media on Thursday.

“He was recently named captain of our team, so that’s not good news at all. It’s unfortunate because he was doing very well in training as well, ”said Tab Baldwin, program director.

Suerte apparently had a bad landing shortly after rebounding, according to longtime Gilas coach Dex Aseron.

The former University of the East star might need a week or two to recuperate, making his tour of duty for the Fiba Asian Cup qualifiers unlikely. ball), which the Philippines is scheduled to host at Clark Freeport on June 16. the swelling is important, ”according to Baldwin.

This is the third injury to affect the training pelvis. Playmaker Matt Nieto has a hand injury while shooter Dave Ildefonso treats a sick foot. INQ

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