NLEX officials and fans can heave a sigh of relief as Syrian import Michel Madanly was cleared of any serious injury following his collision with Barako Bull forward Dylan Ababu during the Road Warriors’ 101-96 loss on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Team manager Ronald Dulatre broke the news to Spin.ph on Thursday, saying CT scan results revealed no damage on the 33-year-old Asian import’s neck. Doctors said the pain was caused by neck spasm.
“Negative naman si Michel from any damage. But more on neck spasm lang after the CT scan result,” Dulatre said.
Madanly, who marked his NLEX debut in the PBA with 26 points, is currently under observation and won’t be practicing for the next two days to hasten his recovery while undergoing therapy.
If in case the pain on his neck persists, Dulatre said Madanly might possibly sit out Saturday’s match against defending Governors Cup champion Purefoods Star.
“If i-advise ng PT (physical therapists) na i-rest lang muna siya, maybe ipapahinga na lang muna namin siya from Saturday’s game. Di na namin siya pipiliting maglaro since marami pa namang games,” said the soft-spoken NLEX executive.
After the game against Purefoods, NLEX’s third assignment this conference will come next Wednesday against sister team Meralco at Cuneta Astrodome.
“Kung ipapahinga lang siya (Madanly), baka next Monday na siya mag-practice tapos sa Wednesday na siya maglalaro against Meralco,” added Dulatre.