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Reyes admits Rosario's chance of making Gilas team for Australia "not up high"

Troy Rosario is doubtful for the Australia game says Coach Chot Reyes.
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Coach Chot Reyes admitted that Troy Rosario is very questionable for Gilas' huge FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match at Australia next week.

Rosario took a hard fall while going for the rebound last week during the PBA Philippine Cup game between TNT and Phoenix and hit the floor of the Mall of Asia Arena chin first.

However, he was back in Gilas practice on Tuesday night at the Meralco Gym.

"He's cleared to practice, but he's really not cleared to play," Reyes said after practice.

Rosario only participated in shooting drills but did not join the main agenda of the practice, which was a scrimmage with invited African players led by former Ateneo big man Chibueze Ikeh.

"He's cleared to do light workouts and shooting drills but not really full contact," Reyes continued.

With that said, the national team mentor tempered the expectation of the six-foot-seven forward to be part of the national team that will battle the Aussies in Melbourne.

"We're not keeping our hopes up high for him to be able to join the team," Reyes rued.

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