Scottie Thompson injures right hand during Gilas Euro camp | Inquirer Sports

Scottie Thompson injures right hand during Gilas Euro camp

/ 04:16 PM July 06, 2023

Gilas Pilipinas' Scottie Thompson

Gilas Pilipinas’ Scottie Thompson nursing an injured hand. –SBP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Scottie Thompson sustained a metacarpal fracture in his right hand during Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Thursday bared the status of the reigning PBA MVP after missing the past tune-up games.


“Scottie Thompson suffered a metacarpal fracture during practice here in Kaunas, Lithuania. Thompson was immediately brought to the hospital for an x-ray where the fracture was confirmed,” the federation wrote.


The SBP said that Thompson will consult a specialist to determine the timeline of his recovery when the team returns to Manila.

“He will be seeing a hand specialist after the team’s arrival in Manila to determine the timeline of his return,” SBP said.

The 29-year-old guard from Barangay Ginebra has more than a month to recover before the opener of the Fiba World Cup 2023, where the Philippines is slated in Group A with Angola, the Dominican Republic, and Italy.

Thompson saw action in six games in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers, where he averaged 6.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per match.

The Gilas Pilipinas is currently training and playing friendlies against European teams in Lithuania, where it won two of its first five tune-up games.

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