PBA: Jeron Teng out of hospital, return date still uncertain after knife attack
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 08, 2018 06:13 PM
Jerong Teng revealed the extent of his injuries following the stabbing incident, and gives an update on his condition. (File Photo)
Alaska Aces rookie Jeron Teng says he is out of the hospital and is now recovering at home under close observation after getting stabbed outside a nightclub early morning last June 3.
Teng, who was stabbed on the back multiple times in the incident, also confirmed via Twitter that he narrowly avoided life-threatening injuries at the hands of two armed suspects after a melee outside the the Early Night Bar at the Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
"I suffered from multiple stab wounds and deep lacerations which could have been fatal," the former DLSU Green Archer's tweet read.
The post also included a harrowing look at his injury: a photo of Jeron getting his wound cleaned while sitting on a white hospital bed drenched with his own blood.
First of all, I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters for all the prayers. Last June 3, I suffered from multiple stabs wounds and deep lacerations which could have been fatal. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/mpRRpi9xTV— Jeron Teng (@jeronteng) June 8, 2018
Teng knows that the recovery process is far from over.
"The time that I’m going to be back inside the court is still uncertain," Jeron said. "For now, I am focusing on my recovery with the help of my family and friends."
As of present I am now recovering at home and being closely monitored by my family and doctors. The time that I’m going to be back inside the court is still uncertain. For now, I am focusing on my recovery with the help of my family and friends. Thank you Lord. 🙏🏼 2/2— Jeron Teng (@jeronteng) June 8, 2018
Aside from Teng, Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres were also victims of Edmar Lacanlale, 40, and Willard Balisi, 37, the two suspects who are now detained and are still pending investigation.
SPD director C/Supt Tomas Apolinario Jr. says Taguig City Police to file frustrated homicide, serious physical injuries charges against suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, 2 other players at Taguig City Prosecutor's Office | via @biancadava pic.twitter.com/fRpcrOdkIC— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) June 4, 2018
Norbert appears to be doing better, even after sustaining a long cut on his arm, as the Elastopainter was seen watching Rain or Shine's game vs Blackwater from the stands Friday.
Meanwhile, an update on Thomas Torres' condition is yet to be bared.
The Mandaluyong El Tigre signee in the MPBL reportedly shouldered the brunt of the attack.
The three were all former players for De La Salle University, where they won the UAAP season 76 title together.