PAUL Lee may be out of danger but his team is not taking any chances.
No less than Rain or Shine co-owner Raymund Yu has ordered a thorough hospital check-up for Lee, who banged his head hard on the floor during the Painters' 96-93 win over Barangay Ginebra on Sunday night.
“Kailangang i-check up yun. Nakita ko yung video nung replay (nung play), masama ang pagkakabagok ng ulo niya,” the soft-spoken Asian Coatings franchise boss told Spin.ph while suggesting an MRI scan for his prized sophomore.
Yu said the tests will be done after the Painters' practice on Tuesday morning.
Lee's foot got entangled with Mark Caguioa's during a battle for the loose ball on Sunday and hit the back of his head on the floor after losing his balance.
He stayed on the floor for a couple of minutes, wincing in pain.
“Ang worry ko dun yung pagtalbog ng ulo niya eh. Parang bola na nag-dribble, nakakatakot yun,” Yu said.
Lee, last year's Rookie of the Year, complained of dizziness and severe headache after the game but said he felt a lot better on Monday morning.
“Mas okay na ako ngayon. Siguro na-trauma lang yung ulo ko sa umpog kaya masakit at nahilo ako kagabi,” said the 23-year-old.
The Tondo-raised sophomore was quick to shrug off the scary fall and allay fears of fans and kin, saying he feels well enough to rejoin the team's practice on Tuesday.
Watch a video of Lee inside the Rain or Shine dugout after the game:
He also vowed to suit up when the Painters take on Philippine Cup Finals tormentor Talk 'N Text on March 13.
“Lalaro ako, bukas nga magpa-practice na ako," he said. "Wala ito. Wag mag-alala yung mga kamaganak ko at supporters ng Rain or Shine.”