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    KIA big man Jay-R Reyes sits out clash vs former team SMB with ankle injury

    Feb 23, 2018
    Jay-R Reyes aggravated an ankle sprain in Kia' loss to Blackwater last Friday and will not play against SMB. Jerome Ascano

    JAY-R Reyes will have to wait a while longer before he gets his chance to face his former team as he will miss Kia’s PBA Philippine Cup matchup against San Miguel Beer on Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    The veteran big man has been eager to take on the Beermen, where he spent the last two years before getting shipped to the Picanto in a controversial pre-draft trade that allowed SMB to get this year’s eventual top pick Christian Standhardinger.

    But Reyes aggravated a right ankle sprain in his team’s 95-76 loss to Blackwater last Friday when he returned after a two-week absence.

    “Mas namaga,” the 33-year-old center told SPIN.ph on the eve of his first game against his former team that tips off at 4:30 p.m. “Sayang, excited pa naman ako makalaban SMB.”

    Reyes would’ve had the chance to showcase his vintage play in the paint in the absence of SMB superstar June Mar Fajardo, who’s out on national duty.

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      Jay-R Reyes aggravated an ankle sprain in Kia' loss to Blackwater last Friday and will not play against SMB. Jerome Ascano
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