Alaska is keeping its fingers crossed after Jeron Teng suffered an injury during the Aces’ 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup meeting with the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters, Wednesday evening.
The sophomore forward got hurt with only 41.5 seconds left in the game, when opposing big man Justin Chua accidentally landed on his right knee after diving for the loose ball.
Team staff then helped Teng to the bench. He did not return, exiting the match with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in 25 minutes and 57 seconds of playing time.
The Aces managed to come out victorious, 105-102, to earn their third win in a row and boost their playoff chances. Still, they could hardly celebrate given what happened to Teng.
The second-generation star has just returned this season-ending conference following a hamstring injury.
“Gosh, I hope he’s good,” said coach Jeff Cariaso. “His reaction when he sat down on the bench was hitting the chair. So it doesn’t seem like it’s good. Ibig sabihin meron siyang nararamdaman.
“We’re hoping for the best. We’re hoping it’s just a hyperextended knee or something. We’re hoping it’s nothing bad, that he has to sit out for a long time. We’re praying for him.”
An Aces’ staffers aided Teng as he made his way out of the SMART Araneta Coliseum. He is now headed to the hospital to undergo MRI scanning on his knee.
The cager out of De La Salle University is currently averaging 15.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in the meet.