MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATED) Adamson University's swingman Alex Nuyles is out for the season after aggravating a shoulder injury in their previous game against the National University Bulldogs.
Nuyles made the Mythical Five in UAAP Season 74 after leading the Falcons to the Final Four, but has struggled after dealing with nagging injuries so far in Season 75.
In the first quarter of their 77-62 loss to the Bulldogs last Sunday, Nuyles collided with NU star Bobby Ray Parks and went down while holding his right wrist.
He was escorted to the locker room and was eventually shown with his arm in a sling. He did not return to the game.
"To those who are asking, I won't be able to play this season anymore," Nuyles tweeted Tuesday.
He said he will "undergo a shoulder operation soon," and is "praying everything goes well."
"It will be very hard for me to leave the team in the middle of the season," Nuyles said. "But I have to do what I have to do."
The Falcons currently have a 1-3 record in the UAAP men's basketball tournament.
Nuyles later thanked his supporters, adding, "Regards and hopefully more blessings to come for the Adamson Falcons."