Almazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4

/ 03:32 PM January 13, 2020
Raymond Almazan Meralco

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MANILA, Philippines — Raymond Almazan’s status for the remainder of the 2019 Governors’ Cup Finals remains uncertain, according to Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo.

Almazan suffered an awkward fall during the opening period of Game 3 at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Sunday. He was unable to return to action that night and was sent to Makati Medical Center for an MRI test.


“We can’t really say right now,” Trillo told the Inquirer in a text message Monday.

“We’re still waiting for the official reading of his test … so we’ll take it day-to-day,” the team manager added.


The lanky Meralco big man was only able to play for six minutes and produce just two points in the game where the Bolts lost, 92-84.

Despite the injury, Bolts head coach Norman Black tried his best to be optimistic about his ward’s state.

“I’ll try to be as positive as possible, and hopefully he’ll be okay,” he said.

“[B]ut from being a player myself, having a swollen knee in the middle of a championship series is not something you can just bounce back from that easily,” added Black.

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