The San Miguel Beermen can breathe a sigh of relief, as Terrence Romeo’s early MRI findings indicate that he may be in decent shape, as the 29-year-old guard appears to have escaped a major injury.
“Initial MRI results last night were encouraging but we still have to wait for the assessment of (PBA medical consultant Dr. Raul Canlas) tomorrow so that it would be accurate and official,” Abanilla said on Monday.
“Nevertheless, we are glad with the initial MRI results,” he added.
After injuring his ankle with more over eight minutes left in the payout period, Romeo was helped off the court in SMB’s game versus Meralco. According to initial reports, the former FEU standout heard a pop when the incident occurred.
Despite his early exit, Romeo led all Beermen scorers with 18 points as the Beermen lost 93-87 to the Bolts to start their 2021 season.
Before declaring Romeo a go for their next game, Abanilla said they still need to acquire official approval from Dr. Canlas.
It’s probable that he’ll return in time for San Miguel’s match against NLEX on Friday.
“I have to wait for Dr. Canlas’ assessment but I think so,” said Abanilla.
Romeo had recently recovered from a shoulder injury that had kept him out of the 2020 Philippine Cup for the majority of the season. In that conference, he only appeared in three games.