Injured Altas star Scottie Thompson confident he'll be back in action next week against JRU
Scottie Thompson just got hurt but says he will be ready for Perpetual Help's final match of the first round. Jerome Ascano

IT looks like the ankle injury isn’t going to keep Scottie Thompson sidelined for long as he declared his intention to play for Perpetual Help in its next game against Jose Rizal University.

The reigning MVP landed awkwardly at the 6:31 mark of the fourth quarter in the Altas’ 68-55 win over the Generals on Tuesday.

The Altas are confident the injury isn’t serious but to rule out any major damage to the ankle, Thompson will undergo an X-ray evaluation.

Thompson is confident he will be back in action on August 18 against the Bombers, their final match of the first round.

“Siguro inabot lang talaga ng disgrasya. Pero okay lang. Kaya ’to, next game,” said Thompson.

Perpetual Help coach Aric Del Rosario also believes Thompson will be able to play in the next game.

“Next week pa naman ‘yung next game namin kaya may panahon pa para magpagaling,” said Del Rosario.

Thompson admitted the pain is still unbearable. When asked from scale of 1 to 10 the pain level, Thompson said: “Siguro 8.”

“May tumulak sa akin kaya na-out of balance ako,” said Thompson, who recently applied for the PBA draft.

 “Papa-X-ray ko pa doon. Sa ngayon, hindi ko pa masabi kasi masakit. Hindi ko alam kung saan galling ’yung sakit. Gumagapang sa taas,” Thompson added.

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