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    Terrence Romeo expected to miss games for SMB to rest knee

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    WHILE the injury may not be a major one, Terrence Romeo is still expected to miss out a number of games for San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup.

    Romeo went down with a hyperextended knee Sunday as the Beermen kicked off their campaign in the league’s 46th season against Meralco.

    Although the team had a sigh of relief following the diagnosis of the injury, which was earlier feared to be a case of a torn MCL, the 29-year-old baller still needs to rest the hurting left knee, which means missing some of San Miguel’s coming games.

    Romeo is set for a knee checkup with renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. George Canlas.

    When will Romeo return?

    “Meron (ma-miss na games). Malaman natin yung timeline once ma checkup siya ni Dr. Canlas,” said San Miguel physical therapist Edward Bacason.

    Terrence Romeo injury in SMB vs Meralco

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    It was Bacason who accompanied Romeo to the St. Luke’s Medical Center shortly after the Beermen’s 93-87 loss to the Bolts for the initial MRI test.

    The test result showed a milder injury than expected from the former UAAP MVP out of Far Eastern University.

    “Intact naman lahat ng ligaments ni Terrence Walang tear sa ACL, meniscus, and MCL,” said Bacason.

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      The injured knee spoiled what had been a rousing return for Romeo after coming off a shoulder injury which he suffered in the Beermen’s second game during the Philippine Cup bubble last season that led to his early exit in Clark, Pampanga.

      Romeo already had a team-high 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists when he hurt his left knee and ankle as he tried to do a crossover at the 8:32 mark of the fourth quarter and the Beermen trailing, 71-79.

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