LETRAN’S rising star Jeo Ambohot could be out for two months after suffering a fracture on his right wrist in the Knights' 79-75 win over the San Sebastian Stags in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Letran's athletic moderator Fr. Victor Calvo relayed the bad news immediately after talking to the coaching staff following their gutsy overtime victory.
Ambohot received a hard foul from JM Calma in the 5:48 mark of the third quarter and landed badly on his wrist.
The 6-foot-6 second year center left the court immediately after the gruesome injury and never came back, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.
Team skipper Rey Nambatac saw Ambohot's bad fall first hand and admitted that he was really worried.
"Nakita ko yung kamay niya, nakakapang lambot e. Tumakbo agad sa isip ko na pano kami, pano kami? Kasi kailangan namin talaga si Ambohot e lalo na yung hustle, yung rebounding. Para na rin siyang import sa haba niya e," said Nambatac.
"Malungkot, pero part of the game talaga ang injury e. Di nawawala yun," he added.
Ambohot has been a revelation for these Knights this year in putting up averages of eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the season.
Despite the bad news, Nambatac is still hoping for the best as they need Ambohot to be in tip-top shape if they want to make it far and continue their rise this season.
"We're hoping for the best and hoping for the fast recovery of Jeo na magawan ng paraan na sana, makabalik siya ng second round kasi sobrang kailangan namin siya e."