MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer brushed aside concerns over Terrence Romeo’s hamstring after leaving the team’s PBA On Tour game against Converge on Sunday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Team manager Gee Abanilla said the Beermen opted to let Romeo sit out the remainder of their 113-111 overtime loss to the FiberXers after feeling some strain in his hamstrings in the second quarter.
“It’s not that bad, but our PTs (physiotherapists) chose to rest him because his hamstrings have tightened up again,” Abanilla told The Inquirer on Monday.
Romeo played eight games in the 2022-23 season due to the same injury and used the On Tour to regain his form after the long layoff.
He had played around 32-38 minutes in Romeo’s previous four appearances in the exhibition series to prepare him for the season opener in October.
Romeo was averaging 21.8 points heading into San Miguel’s game against Converge.
But injury concerns could force the Beermen to cut some of the minutes Romeo got in the series.
“I’m sure the coaches understood that,” Abanilla said. “First of all we have to make sure he’s really good to leave and fit to play again, then the coaches will have to decide on his minutes.”
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