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Sigh of relief for Alaska as Galliguez cleared from head injuries

Delfin Dioquino
Sigh of relief for Alaska as Galliguez cleared from head injuries

SCARY. Anxious moments filled the Alaska-TNT quarterfinals duel after Abel Galliguez slammed his head on the court.

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Abel Galliguez, though, needed 20 stitches to close the deep gash he suffered after falling head first following his on-air collision with Ray Parks

Alaska received good news as Abel Galliguez did not suffer any fracture following his horror fall during their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals battle against TNT.

Galliguez had to be rushed to the Medical City Clark in Pampanga as he sustained a deep gash above his left eye when he fell head first after an on-air collision with Ray Parks.

The burly guard needed to be stretchered off the court before he got transferred to a wheelchair while wearing a neck brace.

Despite complaining of neck pain after the accident, Galliguez was cleared from head injuries and concussion as he underwent MRI and CT scan.

His wound, though, required 20 stitches to close.

“So far no fractures. That is a good sign,” Alaska team doctor Facundo Sun told reporters in the PBA bubble.

Alaska already left the bubble on Sunday, November 15 as it crashed out of the playoffs following its 83-104 blowout loss to TNT. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.