Big blow for TNT as De Ocampo suffers slipped disc

From Chot Reyes' Twitter account
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Talk 'n Text will be a man down for at least six weeks as Ranidel De Ocampo suffered a back injury during the team's practice at the Moro Lorenzo Gym early Sunday.

According to the Tropang Texters, De Ocampo was doing squats at a weight of 100 kilos (around 220 pounds) when he began feeling pain after finishing the workout set and eventually lost mobility.

He was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital, where it was found out later Sunday that the TNT forward suffered a herniated spinal disc, more commonly known as a slipped disc.

A back surgery has been ruled, but the doctors advised De Ocampo to get full rest for the said time being.

Teammates, fans, and his coaches turned to social media to ask for prayers for a quicker recovery for the 6-6 swingman.

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