JAY Washington's status in GlobalPort’s crucial Sunday game against Alaska in the PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup is questionable after hurting the plantar fascia on his right foot in the first period of the Batang Pier’s 87-98 loss to Petron Blaze Friday night.
The 6-foot-7 Washington played just five minutes in the first period before going straight to the dugout to have his right foot checked by the team physician.
“Honestly, I've been playing with plantar fascitis this whole conference and I feel like I've been playing with just a foot this conference,” Washington told Spin.ph after the game where he went scoreless and just grabbed a single rebound.
The Eckerd College alumnus said he was trying to sprint back on defense when he suddenly felt something pop on his right foot.
“Tonight, I went to push it off a bit and try to sprint back, and then I felt something pop on my right foot,” he recalled, while trying to walk out of the Globalport dugout with a limp.
The 31-year-old Washington said he'll skip the team's practice on Saturday to visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raul Canlas.
He is hopeful the injury won't be serious especially since GlobalPort is fighting for a playoff spot in the All-Filipino conference.
The Batang Pier, who dropped their fifth straight game, fell to 4-8 overall in a tie with the Alaska Aces for the eighth and final playoff spot.
Globalport faces Alaska on Sunday in a game that would more or less determine the fate of both teams this conference.