TERRENCE Romeo is facing a two-month layoff after the Far Eastern University star suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand.
Romeo injured his shooting hand when Big Chill lost to Informatics last week in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup. He sat out in the Superchargers’ victory over Café France last Thursday.
Romeo said his layoff will depend on how his wrist will heal as he remains hopeful that he will play for the Superchargers in their upcoming playoff run.
“Sabi ng doctor, hairline fracture, medyo may crack ‘yung buto,” Romeo said. “Tapos two months pa bago ako makasabak sa liga talaga. Pero after one month and one week, pwede na raw ako mag-jogging jogging.”
Big Chill head coach Robert Sison said Romeo’s injury could heal in two weeks.
“Doctors said he can recover in two to three weeks. We hope that he can make it on time,” said Sison.
Romeo said: “’Yun yung pinakapalaisipan kasi nagpapa-X-ray ako, depende pa sa healing process.”
The former UAAP Rookie of the Year is averaging a team-high 14.4 points for Big Chill this conference to go with 5.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per outing.
Romeo hopes that the injury will not in any way affect his play when he returns to the Tamaraws in preparation for the UAAP.
“Sana hindi naman (maka-apekto). Pinagdadasal ko na hindi maapektuhan ‘yung FEU. Sana pagbalik ko, hindi rin maapektuhan (‘yung laro ko),” said Romeo, who will be entering his fourth season with the Tamaraws.