Fifth year San Beda Red Lion point guard Baser Amer has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder.
In their game against rivals Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, Baser Amer started the game for the Red Lions for the first time this season. Amer had already played 13 minutes in the game and had already tallied 10 points but had to be pulled out of the game by the San Beda coaching staff. The reason was that he re-injured his right shoulder. He had to be taken to the locker room just before halftime ended with San Beda down 49-33 with a minute to go. The injury occurred in the latter part of the second quarter when the Red Lion committed an unsportsmanlike foul on a fast breaking Mark Cruz.
After halftime, Amer left the arena with fellow Gilas Cadet member Kiefer Ravena right at the start of the third quarter. The Red Lion was wearing a sling when he left. He was taken to Cardinal Santos in Wilson Street, San Juan for further tests.
According to a SMS message by San Beda team manager Jude Roque Friday morning, Baser Amer has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder. Usual recovery time for this type of injury ranges from six weeks to three months. Amer will probably miss that amount of time according to Roque. The playmaker, if fortunate, could return by mid-August or miss the entire season depending on recovery. This will be a huge blow for San Beda’s six-peat quest.
Baser Amer missed the opening day game against the Mapua Cardinals to rest his shoulder. In the only game Amer played in this young season, against the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals, he played just 13 minutes and scored just three points, had one assist, and a steal.