FIBA: Coach Yeng “worried” over Matthew Wright’s injury

Paul Lintag on Aug 20, 2019 11:06 AM
FIBA: Coach Yeng “worried” over Wright’s injury
After participating on team drills and even taking the extra time to focus on his shooting, Wright suddenly sat out and didn’s see action during Gilas’ 5-on-5 scrimmage. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

Monday added a couple of players on the injured list for Gilas Pilipinas.

Forward Poy Erram went down with a sprained right ankle after he landed awkwardly following a putback attempt during scrimmage.

[Related: FIBA: Erram suffers ankle injury to end latest Gilas practice]

Fortunately, it appears that he’ll be okay to continue on the rest of the national team’s preparations for the FIBA World Cup.

Shooter Matthew Wright also went down with a foot injury Monday.

After participating on team drills and even taking the extra time to focus on his shooting, Wright suddenly sat out and didn’s see action during Gilas’ 5-on-5 scrimmage.

Initial diagnosis on Wright is “peroneal tendon strain.”

There are two peroneal tendons in each leg and they help provide stability in the ankle to help prevent sprains. Factors that cause injuries to peroneal tendons is overuse or a sudden increase in training.

“Hindi ko naka-usap pa si Matthew pero according to the trainer, medyo day-to-day siya,” head coach Yeng Guiao said.

“We will have test for him tomorrow [Tuesday] and then we will know exactly what the problem is,” he added.

Gilas is already down one shooter in Marcio Lassiter after he suffered a knee injury in the PBA playoffs.

RR Pogoy is yet to return to national team practice following the PBA Finals and with Wright now hurt, the Philippines has no more available shooters left in its World Cup pool.

“Yung kay Matthew ang medyo worried ako,” Guiao said.

 

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