'Ravena suffered worst kind of ankle sprain'


Posted at Jul 07 2013 12:55 AM | Updated as of Jul 07 2013 08:55 AM

Two more weeks of rest needed, says doc

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena will need two more weeks of rest to fully recover from his right ankle sprain, according to his doctor.

This means he won’t be seeing action against the Blue Eagles’ rivals, the De La Salle Green Archers, this Sunday. He will also have to miss several more games after that.

Ravena's doctor, Randy Molo, told Spin.ph’s Snow Badua that Ateneo’s prized player is nursing a Grade 3 ankle sprain, which is the worst of its kind.
“The most severe kind yung (ankle) injury niya. It’s a recoverable injury kaya lang time frame wise it will take a little bit longer than a Grade 1 type (of sprain),” he said.

Molo said such injury requires four weeks to heal. But since Ravena’s injury will be on its second week by Sunday, the 19-year-old will only have to wait for another two weeks.

The doctor said Ravena’s predicament is similar to the injury suffered by San Antonio’s Tony Parker. This kept Parker out of NBA action for four weeks.

Ateneo coach Bo Perasol earlier announced that Ravena is listed as “day-to-day” because of the sprain.

“When somebody’s status is day-to-day, anything goes,” said Molo. “Meaning he can come back this day or he can come back at a later date.”

But he said it would be better for Ravena to wait until his injury gets fully healed.