PT Baltazar: Gonzales sits out with injury, other Tamaraws must step up

FEU Advocate
November 05, 2022 08:42

By Aimerose C. Atienza

Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws Physical Therapist Jacob Baltazar said that other members of the team have to deliver as Team Captain LJay Gonzales’ fate remains uncertain in their five remaining games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 85 men’s basketball tourney.

“Ruled out si LJay ngayon, that's why we need others to step up... Nag-MRI siya yesterday [and] we are not yet sure pa if kailan siya babalik (LJay is ruled out now, that’s why we need others to step up… He had MRI yesterday [and] we are not yet sure of when he will come back),” Baltazar stated in an interview with FEU Advocate.

Gonzales acquired his injury during the heat of the second half in their last game against the De La Salle University Green Archers where they won by a narrow four-point lead, 57-53.

In a report by Tiebreaker Times, Gonzales had a bad landing upon blocking Archers guard Mark Nonoy’s lay-up shot in the last canto of action.

FEU Head Coach Olsen Racela also mentioned in an interview with Tiebreaker Times that the team is still waiting for the final result for Gonzales’ injury.

Gonzales produced an average of 11.67 markers, 5.44 boards, 4.47 dimes at the end of nine games this season.

The green-and-gold squad are on the run to clinch their fifth straight win against the National University Bulldogs today, November 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

As of writing, FEU Advocate already contacted Gonzales to check on his side in light of the situation.

(Photo by Alyssa Andrea Quiogue/FEU Advocate)