PBA: Beermen approach Wells injury with caution
Paul Lintag on Oct 27, 2019 10:45 PM
Wells tweaked his ankle as Sunday against Meralco after he tried to drive against Meralco’s Chris Newsome. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
San Miguel import Dez Wells suffered a pretty nasty ankle roll Sunday during a game against Meralco in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup.
The incident happened halfway through the second quarter as Wells tweaked his ankle as he tried to drive against Chris Newsome.
Wells was able to come back into the game but his night ended early, lasting only 18 minutes. He scored 18 points.
San Miguel lost by 26 points and are down to 5-3 in the team standings following back-to-back defeats.
“Nagkaroon siya ng sprain. We didn't want to aggravate it, that's why we didn't allow him to play in the second half,” San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said of Wells as the import declined to give an interview after the loss.
“There are important games coming, especially in the next three games namin. We're not assured of any slot in the quarterfinals,” coach Leo added.
The Beermen will have about two weeks before playing again, giving Wells time to recover.
Austria says San Miguel will approach Wells’ injury with caution as they gear up for a possible playoff run.
“Very careful kami on what to do with Wells because our next game is Nov. 6?, so enough time to heal and recuperate sa injuries niya,” Austria said.
“But definitely, this team will bounce back,” he added.
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