TROY Rosario was brought to the Makati Medical Center for examination after suffering a bad fall in TnT Katropa’s PBA Philippine Cup game against Phoenix on Wednesday.
The third-year big man appeared to hit his head on the Mall of Asia Arena floor after he was accidentally undecut by Phoenix rookie Jason Perkins, who appeared to trip on the foot of Kelly Williams at the 11:36 mark of the fourth quarter.
Rosario laid on the MOA Arena floor for about 10 minutes as medical personnel and team members attended to him. He was later put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to Makati Med.
Later in the night, Rosario's wife Mich eased the worries of fans, saying that the former National University star needed four stitches to close a cut in the chin but was cleared of any head injury after an X-ray and a CT scan.
"Thank you to all the well wishers. Troy was cleared after undergoing Xray and CT scan. He had 4 stitches on his chin. But was advised to stay for a night for observation," she tweeted.
The Katropa were leading, 61-58, when the unfortunate incident happened. Rosario had four points, eight rebounds, and an assist in 20 minutes of play by the time he was taken out.
TnT suffered a double whammy as the team lost the match, 74-72, on a game-winning play by Doug Kramer.
It's not only TNT but also Gilas which should be worried about the fitness of Rosario, who is part of the reduced 14-man national pool for Fiba World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Japan.
The team will leave for Melbourne, Australia a week before its Feb. 22 encounter with the Boomers.