PBA top pick Fajardo nurses bleeding scrotum

PBA draft 2012 top overall pick June Mar Fajardo is sidelined with scrotum injury following a breakout game against the San Mig Coffe Mixers

June Mar Fajardo while he was still playing for University of Cebu. Photo from June Mar Fajardo's Facebook page.

MANILA, Philippines – Petron Blaze Boosters rookie big man June Mar Fajardo could be out of their next game against the Alaska Aces on Friday, October 19, 2012 due to an injury in a “sensitive area.”

San Miguel corporation director for sports Noli Eala first relayed Fajardo’s condition on his Twitter account Monday, October 15, saying the 6’10” behemoth from Cebu is “in the hospital after suffering from scrotal trauma.”

Eala added that Fajardo can be relieved of the swelling in 2-3 days but “worst case scenario is a possible surgery” that could sideline the big man for 3-4 weeks.

Top rookie pick June Mar Fajardo could be out for 3-4 weeks if swelling on his scrotum does not subside in 2-3 days. Photo from Noli Eala's twitter account.

In a report on Spin.ph, Petron’s physical therapist Albert Rolle said the injury most likely happened in a rebound play against San Mig Coffee forward Marc Pingris. The blow caused bleeding in Fajardo’s scrotum.

Fajardo, the 2012 draft top overall pick, played his best game in the PBA so far posting a double-double, 16 points and 13 rebounds, in an 84-90 losing effort against sister team San Mig Coffee Mixers Sunday, October 14, 2012. He even had a highlight play throwing down a 2-handed follow-up dunk over 6’9″ Yancy de Ocampo. – Rappler.com

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