PBA: Beermen have back up plan for injured Wells
Paul Lintag on Nov 06, 2019 08:39 PM
Dez Wells sat out the Beermen’s overtime win Wednesday against Blackwater. Wells suffered a sprained ankle during the team’s last game against Meralco, a game he didn’t actually finish. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
San Miguel’s import situation in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup is currently up in the air.
Dez Wells sat out the Beermen’s overtime win Wednesday against Blackwater. Wells suffered a sprained ankle during the team’s last game against Meralco, a game he didn’t actually finish.
Head coach Leo Austria revealed that Wells practiced with the team this week but asked to sit out the Blackwater game.
“We will assess what really happened with Dez Wells. Yesterday he felt something wrong with him, a lot of soreness on his muscle and he asked to skip this game and yesterday's practice,” Austria said of Wells.
“We were hoping he could make it up this game, but we don't want to force anybody to play if they feel something wrong with their body. And that's the way it is with our team. We're not forcing anyone,” he added.
San Miguel has another game on Saturday against Rain or Shine and the team expects Wells to suit up.
But if Dez is not able, the Beermen have an option as a replacement for Wells.
“Meron kaming mga backup. Maybe tonight we will know kung may darating sa amin. But I cannot reveal the name yet dahil very crucial ang game namin on Saturday,” Austria said.
“But if he [Wells] cannot play, there's somebody who can replace him,” coach Leo added.
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