Team of doctors attends to Samboy Lim as family, fellow legends keep vigil at Medical City
Samboy Lim, left, with teammates in the Philippine team that won the 1985 Asian championships during last year's PBA Awards Night. Jerome Ascano

PBA great Samboy Lim is undergoing tests while being attended to by a team of doctors after collapsing in an exhibition game featuring retired cage stars at the Ynares Arena on Friday night.

The 53-year-old former PBA star and national player was unconscious when he was rushed to the Medical City. He has shown slight movements but has yet to regain consciousness, former teammates said.

He was undergoing a CT scan at posting time as fellow legends like Allan Caidic, Noli Locsin, Vince Hizon, Nelson Asaytono, Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Codinera, EJ Feihl and Jherome Ejercito keep vigil at the hospital, hoping for good news.

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“Wala, unconscious pa rin siya. Sine-CT scan na siya ngayon tapos ililipat na siya sa ICU after,” Asaytono told “Hindi pa masabi kung ano ang naging dahilan pero lahat kami naka-abang rin dito.”

The family and relatives of Lim are also at the hospital asking prayers from fans.

Doctors have yet to issue a medical bulletin.

The former Letran star had a history of asthma during his playing years but remained in top shape long after his retirement in 1997, regularly lifting weights and playing in exhibition games.

Asaytono, a former teammate at San Miguel Beer, said Lim looked fine until he collapsed while doing some stretching on the sidelines, shortly after he was pulled out of the game by Legends coach Bogs Adornado.

“Awa ng Diyos. Wala naman hindi naman siya nagsuka. Basta nag collapse lang siya sa upuan kanina after niya mag-stretching. Unconcious siya simula nun eh,” Asaytono said.

Meanwhile, prayers and well-wishes continue to flood social media sites like Twitter and Facebook after news broke out about one of the most popular players in PBA history.

Here are some of the tweets and posts we got from fans:


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