BIG man Poy Erram could be out for TNT’s PBA Governors Cup campaign for the next six weeks after undergoing a knee procedure.
Erram said a significant tear was detected in his knee upon having an MRI that he decided to have the procedure done now than delay it for another time.
“Ito na yung best time ko para mag-heal na yung (injury). Kasi matagal na ito. So kung pipilitin ko ng pipilitan, mahirap din naman,” shared the 33-year-old Erram on Wednesday night.
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“At least hindi naman siya major, minor lang.”
The 6-foot-8 center was in street clothes and watched TNT’s game against Phoenix from the bench inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Erram is one of three TNT players currently on the injury list along with Ryan Reyes and Bryan Heruela.
As per prognosis, the latest he could return to action is late February.
“Pero depende siya sa recovery ng katawan ko kasi may edad na rin. So depende kung paano mag-a-adopt yung katawan ko sa injury,” said Erram.
Good thing, according to Erram, the Tropang Giga were able to acquire another big man in Justin Chua following a three-team trade that also involved NLEX and Phoenix.
Chua finished with 10 points on a near-perfect 4-of-5 shooting from the floor in TNT’s 123-119 win over the Fuel Masters.
“Timing din dumating si Justin,” said Erram.