Roider Cabrera 'under observation' after collapse in PBA 3x3

Elation turned to distress for Terrafirma in the second leg of PBA 3x3.

Roider Cabrera collapsed in their dugout at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig after leading Terrafirma to an unbeaten start with wins over Meralco and Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday, November 24.

Terrafirma governor Bobby Rosales confirmed that Cabrera was rushed to The Medical City in Pasig.

"He will be under observation in the next 48 hours," Rosales said. "We will await the official statement from the doctors."

Cabrera scored 5 points in their 17-14 upset of Leg 1 runner-up Meralco, and dropped 11 points, including the game-winner, as Terrafirma pulled off a 19-17 overtime win over Ginebra.

Terrafirma leads Pool B with a 2-0 card, although it still has to win its last game against Limitless App on Thursday to secure a quarterfinal berth.

Aside from Cabrera, Purefoods forward Val Acuña was also sent to the hospital earlier in the day after banging heads with Platinum Karaoke standout Chris de Chavez during their game. –

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.