KIEFER Ravena is nursing a Grade 3 sprain on his right ankle that takes about four weeks to heal, ruling him out of the first Ateneo-De La Salle game of the season and perhaps a few more games for the Blue Eagles.
Ravena's doctor, Randy Molo, said the third-year Ateneo star has suffered the worst kind of ankle sprain, similar to the injury that sidelined San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker for four weeks during the last NBA regular season.
Ateneo has ruled out Ravena for the crucial match.
If his injury takes the full four weeks to heal, Ravena will have to sit out not just Sunday's game against La Salle but also matches against Adamson (July 14), University of the East (July 17), and University of the Philippines (July 21.)
However, Molo bared that Ravena is already showing significant progress in his rehabilitation drills.