EMBONS Bonleon will be sidelined for the rest of UAAP Season 79 after re-injuring his left wrist on Wednesday against La Salle.
The University of Santo Tomas stalwart confirmed he will require surgery on his injured hand, which was actually aggravated when it was hit during the game against the Green Archers. Bonleon explained the recovery will take six to eight months.
“Dapat nung offseason pa lang, papa-opera na ako pero hindi ako nakinig sa doktor,” Bonleon admitted.
“Hiwalay ‘yung buto ko sa scaffoid. Non-union siya, hindi lang siya fracture.”
The sophomore forward said he decided to play this season despite his injury, as he was excited with the prospects of the team with a new coach.
“Personal na decision ko ‘yung maglaro kahit delikado. Excited ako kasi may bagong coach. Pero dapat ipa-opera ko na daw kasi malala. Tinago ko ‘yung injury ko, hindi ko sinabi na ganun kalala. Kailangan talaga ng surgery, hindi pwedeng therapy lang,” said Bonleon.
Bonleon even had a good start for the season in UST’s first game where he scored nine points in 10 minutes against Ateneo.
The former La Salle Greenhills cager averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in his rookie year in Season 78 and was expected to be one of the players who will take over the squad after the graduation of Kevin Ferrer, Karim Abdul, and Ed Daquioag.