Health woes continue to haunt Romeo
Paul Lintag on Apr 23, 2017 07:49 PM
Terrence Romeo sat out Globalport's game against Mahindra after yet another illness.
Terrence Romeo can't catch a break.
After dealing with typhoid fever that sidelined him early in the 2017 Commissioner's Cup, Romeo missed another game for Globalport just as the PBA heads to its annual All-Star break.
Fortunately, the Batang Pier managed to pull through Sunday and didn't exactly need his services to take care of Mahindra Sunday.
Still, Romeo, who plays double duty for Global and Gilas Pilipinas, has fallen prey to various illnesses as of late.
"He's suffering from LBM. We all know, typhoid [fever]. Probably there's a connection that's why [he's] having LBM," head coach Franz Pumaren said of Romeo.
"Remember nung Friday may game kami, so he was tired already. Tapos nagkaroon ng LBM. I don't think there was enough strength left in his body. He lost a lot of nutrients," Pumaren added.
Despite clearly not at 100 percent, Romeo still in his uniform against the Floodbuster and Pumaren thought about putting his star scorer in the game before ultimately deciding against it.
Instead, Pumaren was pleased with how Romeo had his team's back, even though he was stuck to the bench.
"We know for a fact that when you have LBM, there's no nutrition in your body, then you'd be feeling weak. Pag yung ganun, prone to injury. Especially with this high-caliber type of game," the first-year Batang Pier mentor said.
"But like a realy pro, he still showed up," Pumaren added of Romeo. "In fact, he was the number one motivator."
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