PBA: No replacement yet for Magnolia in spite of Travis injury


Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok head coach Chito Victolero says the team isn’t looking for a replacement yet even if current PBA Governors’ Cup import Romeo Travis suffered an injury Friday night.

Travis exited the San Miguel-Magnolia game last Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena with under 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter as he twisted his ankle.

The Beermen won by a hairline, 90-89.

Speaking to ESPN5’s Eros Villanueva, the Magnolia head coach said the team is not yet pushing the panic button.

“Even if we have a backup, we know he won’t arrive fast enough. Our physical therapist said we’re still positive that they can still find a way and that maybe it won’t be that bad.”

Travis, who was seen on a wheelchair as he exited the MOA Arena, brushed off speculations that it was a severe injury right away.

“It’s hard to tell right now. It’s a little swollen, but we’ll find out more tomorrow. The only reason I’m in a wheelchair is because it’s a long walk through the garage. I don’t wanna walk that far until we find out more tomorrow.”

The Hotshots are at 3-2 in the team standings after the loss. They will play Blackwater next on Wednesday, October 16.

Travis led them to the Governors’ Cup title last season.

(Photo from PBA Images)