Letran to miss rising star Ambohot for two months

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 15, 2017 07:58 PM
Letran to miss rising star Ambohot for two months
UNFORTUNATE. Jeo Ambohot had been enjoying a breakout season before sustaining a right wrist injury.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran will have one less big man for the next two months.

The worst-case scenario has become reality for the Knights as starting center Jeo Ambohot has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right wrist.

The bad news was reported by the school’s athletic director Fr. Vic Calvo, OP.

Ambohot suffered a bad fall at the 5:48 mark of the third quarter during Letran’s matchup against San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Tueday. He appeared to have hurt his right wrist and had to be taken back to the locker room.

He did not return for the remainder of the game.

Initial diagnosis was a dislocated right wrist, but further tests revealed a fracture that would need two months to heal. “We’re just hoping for the better para kay Jeo. Rest assured naman na yung bata nay un, hindi susuko,” head coach Jeff Napa said.

He then continued, “Whatever it is, positibo pa rin kami. Kasama namin siya kahit anumang mangyari.”

The six-foot-six big man had been enjoying a breakout season with per game counts of 8.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and two blocks.

In his place, Christian Balagasay, Joshua De Villa, Daryl Pascual, and Lance Vacaro would have to shoulder a heavier load for the playoff hopeful Knights.

In the timeline holds up, Ambohot may be good to go just in time for the playoffs.

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