BIG man Ingrid Sewa is not expected to miss games despite re-injuring his right shoulder during Adamson’s UAAP men’s basketball game against Ateneo on Sunday.
Adamson coach Leo Austria said Sewa strained his shoulder in the Falcons’ 59-71 loss to the Blue Eagles, but he doesn't expect the injury to force his starting center to miss games.
“Mayroon na siyang problema sa shoulder pero strain lang naman,” said Austria.
Sewa confirmed he initially injured the shoulder as early as the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup preseason tournament.
“I feel like I’m weak,” Sewa said after the game. “My arm is super heavy but the doctors said that it’s okay. I think I can now recover. He just told me to work out.”
Sewa was expected to dominate the paint against Ateneo's thin frontline on Sunday but failed to impose his will. He was also outplayed by Ateneo center JP Erram who came away with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The injury affected Sewa not much physically as mentally, Austria said.
“Every time tatalon siya, hinahatak ‘yung kamay niya pababa kaya medyo natatakot siya,” said Austria.
Although he grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots, Sewa was a non-factor for the Falcons on offense, missing all seven of his free throws.
More than the injury, Sewa expressed disappointment over the bungled free throws.
“I really feel bad right now because in practice, I shoot a minimum of 300 free throws but I can’t understand why I can’t make one,” said Sewa.
However, the hulking Cameroonian center expressed confidence he will improve on his free throw shooting in time for the Falcons’ next game against National University on Saturday.
“I will keep on practicing. Next game I will be okay,” said Sewa.