KEVIN Ferrer guaranteed on Saturday he will return and still play for University of Santo Tomas this season despite speculations he’s done for the year due to a fractured left hand.
Ferrer was sidelined in the Tigers’ UAAP men’s basketball game against Far Eastern University after sustaining a fracture on his non-shooting hand, an injury he incurred in practice.
Shortly after incurring the injury and later, showing up at the Mall of Asia Arena with his left arm in sling, speculations abound Ferrer will fully skip the remaining campaign of the Espana-based school.
But Ferrer was quick to deny the rumors and made it clear he will still suit up for the Tigers for the team’s late run for the season.
“Siyempre naman,” said Ferrer when asked if he will still return this season. “Kahit konting sakit na lang ito, maglalaro ako para sa team.”
Asked about the rumors he’s done for the season, Ferrer shockingly replied, “Sino nagsabi? Hindi. Siyempre, alam ninyo rin naman ‘yun. Hindi naman galing sa amin ‘yun (speculations). Gawa-gawa lang nila ‘yun. Walang magawa.”
Ferrer declined to elaborate his injury and only said, “Natukod. Parang ganun.”
But coach coach Bong Dela Cruz and big man Karim Abdul explained how Ferrer got the injury.
“Nagkaroon ng freak accident. Sumabit siya kay Paolo Pe during practice,” recalled Dela Cruz of the incident.
“By accident, he was trying to screen for me,” Abdul said. “I was trying to screen on Pao (Pe) and he bumped into Pao.”
Ferrer is hoping the injury would heal as soon as possible as his status is day-to-day so that he can return for the Tigers.
“Tinitignan naman ng doktor. Sana two weeks, two games ‘yung ma-miss ko. Kahit masakit naman, kung kaya ko naman, ilalaro ko talaga,” said Ferrer.