UST coach Pido Jarencio checks on Jeric Teng after the player suffered a bad fall during UST's game versus National University on Wednesday. -- Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA (UPDATE) – University of Sto. Tomas’ prized player Jeric Teng was forced to bail out of their UAAP game against National University (NU) on Wednesday after injuring his right shoulder in the first half.
Teng suffered a bad landing after he was pushed by NU’s Jeoffrey Javillonar 1:16 remaining in the second quarter.
The 22-year-old shooting guard was taken off the floor after the incident and missed the rest of the game.
Teng believes Javillonar’s push was intentional.
“Hindi ko nakita dahil galing sa likod. Hindi ko alam kung bakit niya ginawa ‘yun. Hindi naman siya screen, hindi siya steal," he said in Reuben Terrado’s Spin.ph report.
“May tumunog eh. Magpapa X-ray pa ako. Sana wala lang ito. Pero positive naman dahil nagagalaw ko ‘yung kamay ko,” he said.
Teng, who averaged 19 points and six rebounds in their first two games, scored seven points before sustaining the injury.
UST eventually lost to National University, 71-67, their first in three starts.
“'May araw rin siya.' ‘Yun ang message ko sa kanya. Sa kanya rin babalik ‘yun,” Teng said of Javillonar.
The Tigers are scheduled to play against University of the East on Saturday.