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Thirdy Ravena revealed to have fractured finger

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Thirdy Ravena may be needed to sit out San-En's rematch against Shibuya as the former announced that he suffered a broken finger during their first meeting on Saturday night.

Ravena left the game with 5:30 left in the third quarter of their showdown after feeling some pain in his right hand.

The NeoPhoenix on Sunday, hours before their scheduled rematch with the Sun Rockers, revealed that the initial diagnosis on him was a "metacarpal oblique fracture" in his ring finger.

A source told Dugout Philippines that recovery from a finger fracture usually takes up to two months, which means Ravena, who was named into the B.League All-Star Game later this month, can only resume playing by late February the soonest if he decides to rest his injured hand, also putting his All-Star appearance in peril.

"In the future, we will undergo a detailed examination and provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation," San-En said in a statement.

The Rockers, which rallied from 12 points down with 2:30 remaining to steal the home win from the NeoPhoenix, will try to defend their homecourt anew against the same San-En squad in their 1:05 p.m. tip-off later Sunday.

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