Scottie Thompson suffers finger fracture in Gilas practice

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno

July 6, 2023, 8:09 pm

<p>Scottie Thompson <em>(File photo courtesy of PBA Images)</em></p>

Scottie Thompson (File photo courtesy of PBA Images)

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas has been plagued anew with an injury bug as Scottie Thompson will sit out the remainder of their European tune-up tour due to a hand injury.

As the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced on Thursday, the Ginebra combo guard fractured a metacarpal during practice as confirmed by an X-ray result.

According to the SBP, Thompson will see a hand specialist when Gilas returns home from Kaunas, Lithuania to determine how long he needs to sit out.

A metacarpal fracture could take several weeks to heal.

A slow recovery could sideline Thompson for the FIBA World Cup from Aug. 25-Sept. 10. (PNA)