By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno
MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas has been plagued anew with an injury bug as Scottie Thompson will sit out the remainder of their European tune-up tour due to a hand injury.
As the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced on Thursday, the Ginebra combo guard fractured a metacarpal during practice as confirmed by an X-ray result.
According to the SBP, Thompson will see a hand specialist when Gilas returns home from Kaunas, Lithuania to determine how long he needs to sit out.
A metacarpal fracture could take several weeks to heal.
A slow recovery could sideline Thompson for the FIBA World Cup from Aug. 25-Sept. 10. (PNA)