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Erram uncertain for Game 5 due to fractured cheekbone

Delfin Dioquino
Erram uncertain for Game 5 due to fractured cheekbone

FREAK ACCIDENT. Poy Erram sustains a fractured cheekbone in Game 4.

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Big man Poy Erram is a 'game-time decision' as TNT shoots for a 3-2 lead against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

It is uncertain whether big man Poy Erram will suit up for TNT in the all-important Game 5 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel against San Miguel on Wednesday, October 13.

Tropang Giga team manager Gabby Cui said Erram is a “game-time decision” as he sustained a fractured cheekbone following a freak accident in Game 4, where he slammed his head on the floor.

Erram left Game 4 with eight minutes left in the first half and never returned after hitting his head on the hardcourt when Beermen standout Mo Tautuaa fell on top of Erram during a battle for the ball.

Without Erram, TNT absorbed a 116-90 beating as San Miguel knotted the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

Losing Erram is a major blow for the Tropang Giga considering that they are already without starting center Kelly Williams, who is sidelined due to health and safety protocols.

His injury could not have come at a worse time, given that Erram had been playing stellar basketball in the semifinals.

Prior to his injury, Erram averaged 18.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in the first three semifinals games.

Also, the 6-foot-9 beanpole plays a key role in helping contain San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo. – Rappler.com

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.