MANILA, Philippines - The eye injury that KIA Carnival import Hamady N’Diaye suffered during his team’s loss to the Alaska Aces on Friday, June 5, is “nothing serious,” according to his sports agent, Sheryl Reyes.
Speaking with Rappler after Alaska’s 101-63 win over KIA, Reyes said that N’Diaye has left Cardinal Santos Medical Center and has been advised to return on Saturday for an extra check-up.
The 7-foot import was brought to the hospital after being on the receiving end of an accidental poke in his left eye from Aces forward Calvin Abueva. The incident occurred at the 2:27 mark of the third quarter when both players were part of a scuffle for a loose ball.
“He was rushed to the ER (emergency room) because he was dizzy and his eye was hurting,” Reyes told Rappler.
“The doctor did not see anything serious (to worry about) and gave him medications for the pain.”
Reyes said N’Diaye’s doctor also asked him to stay overnight for observation but the Senegalese big man opted to go home and just have another check-up on Saturday.
N’Diaye put up 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes as his Carnival fell to 3-3 and lost their second straight game.