ROOKIE guard Trevis Jackson added to Meralco’s injury woes when he hurt his back following a bad fall in practice on Wednesday.
The No. 5 overall pick in the last draft suffered the injury during a team scrimmage at the Meralco gym in Pasig City.
Jackson was in a lot of pain as he laid on the floor and couldn’t move on his own, complaining about a throbbing pain on his back.
He was later wheeled out on a stretcher and immediately brought to the nearby Medical City.
Team manager Paolo Trillo said the team is hlping Jackson didn’t suffer any major injury.
“We hope it’s not serious. We hope it’s just back spasm kasi hindi siya makatayo, e. Dati kapag bumagsak yan tumatayo agad. Now, he couldn’t stand on his own,” said Trillo.
As it is, Meralco is already reeling from injuries that have sidelined Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, along with Mike Tolomia.
The Bolts are currently preparing for the season-ending PBA Governors and the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Bangkok, where they will represent the country for the second straight year.