PBA: Returning Romeo admits being only at 30 percent

San Miguel Beermen guard Terrence Romeo made his return to action coming off a two-month layoff from a ruptured achilles injury, helping his team to a close 109-105 win over the NLEX Road Warriors on Friday.

But Romeo admitted he had a bit of a difficult time adjusting as he has gone out of shape and rhythm after missing out on a lot of practices.

“Hindi ako nage-expect ng (minutes) masyado. Gusto ko lang makatulong sa team. Out of shape talaga ako. Almost two months akong hindi nakakatakbo,” said Romeo, who scored 6 points and dished out 4 assists in roughly 15 minutes of play.

“Nanibago ako, yung rhythm ko, yung shooting. Marami pang dapat gawin.”

Romeo’s return coincided with the Beermen’s import change and Chris Ross also gaining more playing time as the team tries to rise in the team standings.

New reinforcement Chris McCullough proved to be the anchor for the Beermen, scoring 47 points in a scintillating debut.

“Siya talaga yung nagdadala sa amin eh … siya yung nagbibigay ng energy,” said Romeo of the former NBA pro McCullough.

Asked about his overall condition, Romeo said he is around at 30% and he hopes to be in top form come playoff time.

“Okay naman na (yung achilles). Yung concern ko lang talaga is yung conditioning. Yun yung wala ako; 30 percent pa lang siguro ang conditioning ko,” he said.

The Beermen are pretty much alive with a 3-5 standing in the conference, and getting healthy bodies back in the roster will surely help the powerhouse squad in their uphill climb.