MANILA, Philippines – Calvin Abueva is unable to partake in the PBA All-Star Game Sunday, August 7, after he was confined due to fever, according to deputy commissioner Rickie Santos.
Abueva, who was named an All-Star for the fourth straight year since his rookie year, has been confined for two days. According to Alaska assistant coach Jeff Cariaso, Abueva wanted to attend but was too sick to do so.
@CharlieC @Sid_Ventura he was in the hospital yesterday sick. As much as he wanted to be there, hindi Nya Lang talaga Kaya. — Jeff Cariaso (@thejet_22) August 7, 2016
The Alaska forward was supposed to play for the North All-Stars but he was noticeably absent during the player introductions.
Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood started instead for the North.
Abueva, though, still managed to join other PBA stars when they visited the Heroes' Ward at the V. Luna General Hospital on Friday, August 5.
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