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TNT’s JP Erram suspected to have fractured cheekbone


John Paul Erram is doubtful to play for the TNT Tropang Giga in Game 5 of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series with San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

According to Tropang Giga team manager Gabby Cui, the former Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles is suspected to have suffered a fractured cheekbone during Game 4 of the series last Sunday.

“(It’s a) suspected fractured cheekbone and his status for Game 5 is a game time decision,” Cui said in a statement. “More tests are to be done on JP.”

Erram sustained the injury as hr was pursuing a loose ball along with Beermen center Moala Tautuaa and slammed hard onto the court in the process.

Tautuaa also fell and inadvertently hit the already prone Erram, whose head bounced off the hardwood. Erram exited that match and was send to a hospital.