BARANGAY Ginebra star Mark Caguioa is nursing a swollen left hand and has undergone X-rays but is not expected to miss any games in the homestretch of the PBA Governors Cup eliminations.
Caguioa left for the locker room in the third quarter of Ginebra's game against Star on Sunday and returned with his non-shooting hand bandaged and two fingers taped together.
The former league MVP never returned to the game, helplessly watching from the bench as the Gin Kings bowed to Star Hotshots, 82-89, before a sellout crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Team insiders said Caguioa jammed the finger and was worried enough to go to a hospital for X-rays on Monday afternoon as a precautionary measure for possible damage to the metacarpal bones.
“Parang nag-jam ang daliri eh. Tapos may sumasakit sa metacarpal niya sa ibabaw ng kamay. May sinasabi siya na parang may nag-snap,” said the Ginebra insider.
“Medyo worried siya kasi parang may nag-snap nga raw. Ako naman tingin ko parang nakorbo lang,” said the source.
Asked if Caguioa can play in Ginebra’s next game, the team insider sounded optimistic.
“Siguro naman makakalaro. Kasi one week pa naman ang pahinga para sa next game namin. Pero depende sa result ng X-ray niya ha,” he said as Ginebra won't return to action until June 14 against Meralco.
“Siguro nasa practice pa rin si Mark bukas. Pero depende nga sa gravity ng pain, dun malalaman kung makakasama siya sa ensayo o ibabalot kamay niya tapos shootaround lang siya,” he said.