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    Kidney stones add to Yap's health woes

    May 3, 2013

    MORE bad news for James Yap.

    An ultrasound done on Yap at the San Miguel Clinic on Thursday morning showed tiny stones in his kidney, adding to the health woes that have hounded the San Mig Coffee star this season.

    San Mig Coffee team doctor Raffy Sanchez told on Thursday he believes the stones may be contributing to the nagging pain that has slowed down Yap in the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs.

    Sanchez, though, was quick to assure that Yap has little to worry about aside from the occasional pain.

    “May mga nakita kaming kidney stones. Stone-former si James. Nakukuha yun sa mga kinakain ng tao,” said Sanchez. “Pero nothing much to worry about kasi maliit lang yung stones. Proper medication and treatment, mailalabas niya ulit yun.”

    Sanchez bared that the kidney stones are minor compared to the back spasm and spine injury that have been hobbling the Escalante, Negros Occidental native in the playoffs.

    “Ginagawan nga namin ng paraan. Medication talaga and continuous therapy,” said Sanchez.

    The San Mig medical staff is working double time to alleviate the pain, so much so that a therapist will accompany Yap when he joins the PBA delegation on Friday in Digos City, Davao del Sur for the All-Star Week.

    As for the chance that Yap will play in the All-Star game, Sanchez failed to give a definite answer.

    “Lalaro naman siya siguro, unless may pain. Pasumpong-sumpong kasi yung pain niya,” said Sanchez. “Kailangan talagang ma-alagaan siya ng therapy. We sent a staff with to make sure tuloy-tuloy yung programa (ng therapy)."

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