Scottie Thompson suffers hand injury in Gilas training

Scottie Thompson is wearing a splint in his right hand as he recovers from a metacarpal fracture. SBP
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Gilas Pilipinas has been plagued anew with an injury bug as Scottie Thompson will sit out the remainder of their European tune-up tour due to a hand injury.

As the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced on Thursday, the Ginebra combo guard fractured a metacarpal during practice as confirmed by an x-ray result.

According to the SBP, Thompson will see a hand specialist right when Gilas returns home from Kaunas, Lithuania to determine how long he needs to sit out.

Oftentimes, however, recovery time may take up to two months, which means he is questionable at least for the FIBA World Cup.

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