Jeron Teng, Norbert Torres hurt after getting stabbed in post-game melee

Jeron Teng got three wounds at the back said his older brother Jeric. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. CRUZ, Laguna--Former La Salle players Jeron Teng, Norbert, and Thomas Torres were injured following a commotion outside a bar along BGC in Taguig early Sunday.

In the police report of the Taguig PNP, in which a copy was obtained by Dugout Philippines, Teng and the two Torreses were walking just outside the Early Night Club in The Fort Strip when three men engaged in a confrontation with them, leading to the suspects stabbing the basketball players.

The three ballers were rushed to the St. Lukes Medical Center to get treatment, while the suspects, named Edmar Manalo, Joseph Varona, and Willard Basili, were arrested and are set to be charged with frustrated homicide and less serious physical injuries.

Norbert Torres, who plays for Rain Or Shine in the PBA, got 11 stitches on his left arm.

On the other hand, Thomas Torres, who was drafted by Magnolia in the third round of last year's PBA Draft but was left unsigned in the league and instead joined Mandauyong in the MPBL, suffered a torn triceps and will be out for four to six weeks.

Jeric Teng, Jeron's older brother, then confirmed that the Alaska rookie got three wounds at his back and will miss some basketball action as well.

Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres were fresh from playing for the Aces and the Elasto Painters respectively during their Commissioner's Cup games on Saturday night when the incident happened.

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