JERIC TENG is expected to miss more games in the UAAP men’s basketball games after MRI results revealed the University of Santo Tomas star has a slight tear on his right shoulder.
Teng tweeted on Monday he sustained a partial tear in his right anterior labrum - a joint in the shoulder - even as he “forgave” National University backup Jeff Javillonar for that hit that led to the injury.
“Very sad and disappointed to know that I have to miss a couple of games more. Mri result shows I have a slight anterior labrum tear,” Teng wrote on his Twitter account @jericteng16.
Teng added there is no definite timetable for his return.
“There is no definite date when I can play again. I hope it's sometime soon. I miss playing for all of you. It's really sad. Very sad :'(,” Teng added.
The hot-shooting guard, who is in his final year of eligibility with the Tigers, sustained the injury after being pushed from behind by Javillonar last week in UST’s game against NU.
Teng had choice words to Javillonar following the incident, saying “May araw rin siya.”
His brother and La Salle star Jeron also waded into the dispute, saying on Twitter that the hit was definitely "no accident."
Javillonar, warned by UAAP commissioner Chito Loyzaga after the incident, denied he hit Teng intentionally and even tried to apologize following the match but got no response.
But Teng took to Twitter to say he has forgiven Javillonar.
“Also sad to find out that my injury came from the push. Intentional or not, I forgive him. Who am I not to forgive,” Teng wrote.
The oldest of former PBA player Alvin Teng’s two playing sons, Jeric also thanked the fans for the concern and asked them to continue supporting UST, which currently occupies second place with a 3-1 card.
“But right now I am focused on helping the team in other ways that I can while getting better. I believe in our team. They will step up!” he wrote.