GILAS Pilipinas guard Jason Castro is listed as day-to-day after MRI results reveal no “structural damage” on his left Achilles, which he injured on Tuesday.
National coach Chot Reyes’ son Josh, one of the deputies at Gilas, posted the injury update of Castro on his official Instagram account @joshreyes8.
“For all those who are asking. MRI revealed no structural damage. Whew! Still swelling in his Achilles, though. Jayson’s status is day-to-day,” said the younger Reyes.
The Gilas combo guard hurt his left heel after apparently slipping on a wet spot while trying to receive an inbound pass from Ranidel de Ocampo during the third quarter of the Nationals' 66-75 loss to Euskadi in San Sebastian, Spain on Tuesday.
Castro, the speedy guard from Talk ’N Text, currently wears a protective boot on his left foot.
Paul Lee another vital cog for Gilas, has already practiced with the team on Wednesday and is expected to suit up in a tune-up game against Angola on Thursday.
The six-foot Lee hurt his hip during Gilas' 75-97 loss to Australia last weekend in the national team's participation in the four-nation pocket tournament in Antibes, France.
The banged-up Gilas side returns to action on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to take on Angola in San Sebastian, just an hour-long drive from Vitoria where the Filipinos are currently staying.