JAYSON Castro will miss three to four weeks due to a soleus muscle strain in his right ankle, TNT team manager Gabby Cui said on Saturday.
Cui said Castro will need rest and rehab after sustaining the injury during the first quarter of TNT’s loss to NLEX on Friday.
There good news for TNT as Castro's right Achilles tendon is intact, according to Cui. That means the TNT point guard will not be out for months as a serious injury in the Achilles will take months to heal.
The injury is also not expected to impact Castro’s stint in the Southeast Asian Games with the men’s basketball competition to be played from Dec. 4 to 10.
Castro’s absence though will definitely have an effect on TNT’s campaign in the Governors’ Cup. With Castro out, TNT suffered its first loss after bowing to NLEX, 126-113.
Castro only played for five minutes and immediately left the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to have his ankle checked.