Double whammy for Blackwater as JP Erram goes down after hitting head hard
JP Erram was down on the floor after hitting his head following a defensive play halfway through the first quarter of the game between Tropang TNT and Blackwater. Jaime Campos

BLACKWATER suffered a double-whammy in its opening game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night.

Before losing to the Tropang TNT, 108-102, the Elite earlier lost starting big man JP Erram after their top local center man hit his head after a defensive play halfway through the first quarter.

The 6-foot-8 slotman was brought to St. Luke’s E. Rodriguez after the game following the injury he sustained when he fell on his back after a successful block attempt on Ranidel de Ocampo with a little less than six minutes to play and TNT leading, 17-11.

“Okay naman siya, pero pina-MRI lang para makasigurado,” team manager Johnson Martines said.

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