THE good news: Brandon Ganuelas Rosser didn’t suffer an MCL injury as earlier feared.
The bad news: The rookie big man will be out for at least a month after going down with an hyperextended left knee.
That was Dr. George Canlas' findings based on the MRI result of the 28-year-old Fil-Am who hurt his knee during the knockout game against Rain or Shine for the final quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“Diagnosed as left knee hyperextension injury with bone bruise,” said the team on Rosser’s official injury. “Out for 3-4 weeks to let the bone bruise heal and do strengthening to prevent muscle atrophy and weakness.”
The top pick in the last draft, Rosser hurt his knee early in the third quarter following an accidental collision with teammate Kevin Alas.
He never returned to the game as he had his left knee wrapped in ice the rest of the way while watching the action on the bench, which the Road Warriors lost, 110-100.
Had NLEX advanced to the playoffs, Rosser was definitely not playing.
“No court drills for the time being,” was part of the recommendation given to Rosser.
The conference break would help Rosser be ready in time for the season-ending Governors Cup that kicks off in January next year.