THE health of star player Terrance Romeo remains a concern for Globalport as the deadly shooting guard wasn’t utilized by coach Franz Pumaren during the team’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup game against Mahindra on Sunday.
Although in playing uniform, Romeo sat out the entire match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum which the Batang Pier won in runaway fashion, 105-86.
Team insiders disclosed the league’s leading scorer the last two years missed practice on Saturday as he continues to recuperate from a recent bout with typhoid. He also suffered from a bum stomach, according to coach Franz Pumaren that he opted not to field the former Far Eastern University King Tamaraw.
"We should give credit to Terrence. Inspite of him being sick yesterday (Saturday), he still suited up just in case we will be needing him," said Pumaren of Romeo.
"As we all know he had a bout with typhoid, so probably there's still a connection," added the Globalport coach. "But like a true professional, he still showed up, willing to play. But we don't want to risk the career of Terrence, of him getting hurt."
The Batang Pier just had one day of rest in between the Mahindra game as they also played Friday night in a loss to TnT Katropa, 109-88.
Romeo showed the way for Globalport with 20 points, but shot only 8-of-20 from the floor and was 1-of-6 from three-point range.