MERALCO top gunner Gary David remains doubtful for the game against expansion team Kia Motors on Wednesday in a critical PBA Philippine Cup game.
Although Davis is not really fond of visiting the doctors, his wife Jen disclosed the high-scoring guard out of Lyceum took it upon himself to go to the hospital on Sunday night after showing flu-like symptoms.
“Masama ang pakiramdam ni Gary. Normally, hindi tatakbo sa duktor 'yan. Self medication lang siya. Kaya nung nag-aya siya sa ospital kagabi, alam ko seryoso na,” said Mrs. David.
The 36-year-old shooting guard reportedly complained of joint pains, high fever, and coughing.
“Ilang araw na siyang inuubo,” she said of her husband, who was later told by doctors that he had the flu.
Mrs. David bared the Gilas Pilipinas stalwart was afraid of losing top form owing to his illness.
“Alam mo naman si Gary. Hangga’t maari kahit may sakit gusto niyang lumaro. Kaya nung nagkasakit siya at ilang araw na di makabangon, natakot. Nagpa-duktor na agad,” Jenn said.
“Alam kasi ni Gary na pa-playoffs na. So importante na hindi bumaba kundisyon niya,” she added.
David was treated at the out-patient department of the Cardinal Santos Hospital and was discharged the same day, although doctors advised him to take a rest.
“Bukas dapat hindi rin siya mag-practice. Kaso alam mo naman ito. Ayaw nang nababakante,” said Mrs. David.
Davis is one of Meralco’s consistent players in the All-Filipino conference, averaging 11.67 points, 2.67 rebounds, and 1.89 assists per game.
The Bolts currently occupy the No. 8 spot with a 4-5 (win-loss) slate and remain very much in contention for a playoff berth, although the team is coming off a two-game losing streak.