UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas star Jeric Teng had choice words for National University’s Joeffrey Javillonar after sustaining a right shoulder injury in their game on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Teng expressed his frustration at Javillonar in an interview with a handful of sportswriters after emerging from the dugout following the Tigers’ 67-71 loss to the NU Bulldogs.
Teng claimed Javillonar shoved him from behind late in the second quarter, causing the shoulder injury and sending him sprawling to the floor in pain.
When asked on what happened, Teng said: “Hindi ko nakita dahil galing sa likod. Hindi ko alam kung bakit niya ginawa ‘yun. Hindi naman siya screen, hindi siya seal."
“Kayo na lang mag-judge kung sinadya ‘yun,” Teng continued. “Pero ang message ko sa kanya, 'May araw rin siya.' ‘Yun ang message ko sa kanya. Sa kanya rin babalik ‘yun.”
The fifth-year guard missed the entire second half due to the injury. His absence was obviously felt as the Tigers could not muster enough offensive firepower to overhaul an NU deficit.
Teng said that he heard a pop when he hurt his shoulder, although that he can move his hand without a lot of pain is seen as good news.
Teng is scheduled to take an X-ray after the game.
“May tumunog eh. Magpapa X-ray pa ako. Sana wala lang ito. Pero positive naman dahil nagagalaw ko ‘yung kamay ko,” Teng said.
Teng said that he still has no idea on the extent of his injury although initial findings said that it is not serious.
“Depende pa sa sasabihin sa akin. Wala pa akong idea pero parang may punit daw. ‘Yun ang sabi pero tignan pa natin,” said Teng.
“Thankful ako na nagagalaw ko pa. Sabi naman ng PT (physical therapist), mukhang hindi naman malala,” said Teng.