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    Troy Rosario doubtful for Gilas campaign in Fiba Asia Cup

    Jun 30, 2022
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    TROY Rosario, among the regular players for Gilas from the TNT ranks, is doubtful for the Fiba Asia Cup in Indonesia.

    The 6-foot-7 Rosario went down with a knee injury and has not played for the past two games with TNT in the PBA Philippine Cup.

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    Coach Chot Reyes said the team has yet been officially apprised of the condition of the veteran stretch 4 though there are pain and swelling on his knee.

    The injury has kept Rosario out of TNT practices and could do so too, for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asia Cup set July 12 to 24.

    “Oo doubtful yun. Mahirap, kaya may problema tayo na naman nitong Asia Cup,” said Reyes.

    “Hindi siya nakakapag-practice. Subok ng subok palagi, pero hindi niya kaya yung pain.”

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    The Gilas coach is looking to form a hybrid roster for the Indonesia tournament, with the core of the Tropang Giga expected to reinforce the national team again.

    Rosario's latest stint for the Philippine team was in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam witn TNT teammates Roger Pogoy, Kib Montalbo, and Jaydee Tungcab.

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