Terrence Romeo misses semis opener due to sprained ankle

Terrence Romeo can’t seem to catch a break in the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup. Just when he thought he was back in top form after playing six consecutive games, fate dealt him another blow – a sprained left ankle that sidelined him once again.

Romeo’s absence was felt during Game 1 of San Miguel’s intense match against Brgy. Ginebra on Wednesday, where they clinched a narrow 92-90 victory. This wasn’t the first time Romeo had to sit out due to an injury. He previously missed four games during eliminations due to a bone bruise.

“After nung practice namin, mahilig kasi ako mag-extra work. Gagawa ako ng mga drills ko tapos na-sprain ‘yung ankle ko. May tumunog ng konti,” said Romeo.

Despite feeling determined and attending shootaround to test his ankle, Romeo was forced to take a break yet again. But SMB head coach Jorge Gallent reassured fans that it is only a day-to-day situation and they are not rushing Romeo’s return.

“He felt something but he did it after practice,” said Gallent. “It really hurts daw. Kilala niyo naman si Terrence. If it really hurts, it really hurts. Terrence will play as hard as he can, but I guess now, it really hurts.

On the other hand, the resilient Romeo remains optimistic and believes this latest setback is nothing compared to his previous injuries that kept him off court for an extended period of time.

“Kapag inisip ko siya, ang dami ko na naging injury. Natutunan ko na isipin na mag-move forward. Hindi ‘yung setback ‘to o bad ito for me, lagi ko lang iniisip na may reason,” said Romeo.

“Good thing is sprain ito. Sa dami kong injury, eto ‘yung masasabi ko na malayo kumpara sa mga injury ko. I’ll do my best na mag-heal agad,” he added..

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