IT was a bad day at the office for Rome de la Rosa, so to speak.
Dela Rosa initially dislocated his right finger, but still managed to play on before hurting his head in the fourth period after colliding with Sean Manganti.
The impact left him bloodied after absorbing a deep cut that needed three stitches plus one to close the wound.
“There was a lot of blood. Actually huminto na siya, pero pagpasok namin ng dugout, it started to bleed again,” said Dela Rosa.
The veteran forward out of San Beda was actually the last man to leave the dugout as he had to be stitched after the game.
Dela Rosa said he was still able to play after dislocating his finger since the Magnolia team of therapist was able to put it back in place.
“Na-dislocate siya pero naibalik rin. Pero ngayon medyo maga pa rin siya,” he added.
Rome de la Rosa and the Hotshots even their record, 3-3.
But Dela Rosa shrugged off the injuries, saying everything is part of the game.
“Malayo naman siya sa bituka. Ang most important thing talaga is nanalo kami,” he said.
Dela Rosa was held scoreless in the 95-77 blowout by the Hotshots for their second straight win and an even 3-3 record.