Injury Update: Will Joe Devance be available on their do-or-die match with Alaska?

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During a huge rally in the second half, Joe Devance who has been one of the players stepping up to get that run going wrongfully landed on his heel.

Joe was able to get back on defense on that last sequence but eventually laid on the floor holding on his foot.

It was reported that he already had an injury on the particular spot and was taken immediately to the hospital. Devance was screaming in pain in the dug out during the Ginebra run which they eventually won but is uncertain if he will be available to play on their do-or-die game against Alaska on Tuesday.

Statement has yet to be released by the Ginebra Camp regarding Joe’s condition after a good news of winning the game, this could be a huge let down on their next game.

Big guys such as Marcelo, Cruz and Ferrer will need to fill his shoes if he will not be available to play on their game in the Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday at 7pm

Is it going to be a Japeth-less Ginebra vs Phoenix on Sunday?

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This is one thing that everyone is worried about prior to the Sunday showdown of Ginebra and Phoenix, is Japeth Aguilar going to play?

After an early exit of Japeth Aguilar in the ball game during the 2nd quarter, everyone was worrying if he got a serious injury.

Japeth Aguilar got his injury after a transition slam and hyper extending his elbow when failed to hold on to the rim and had all his weight on his right arm.

After several reports, it was just a muscle strain and nothing serious. One report said that after he got hurt, he immediately did some push ups during the half time.

He immediately went to the hospital to have an X-ray and posted a photo on FB with his girlfriend saying that it’s nothing serious and he’s gonna be fine. Well from my own opinion, he will be available to play on Sunday unless he gets some after game hurts but knowing Japeth, he has this high tolerance to pain and one good day rest will definitely lessen the possibility of him being out against Phoenix.

Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies out for 6-8 weeks due to fractured vertebrae

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After leading the Grizzlies into 11-7 record in this current season, the NBA’s highest paid point guard in the NBA history is reported to be out of the hardcourt for approximately 2 months but is not certain due a fracture in his vertebrae.

Mike Conley had no prior back injuries but accidentally got hit by Marco Belinelli’s knee during their game versus Charlotte.

Michael Wallace sent a tweet last November 29, 2016 saying that Coley will be out for 6 weeks and ESPN said that he might be out for 6-8 weeks depending on his recovery. Wallace confirmed that this injury doesn’t need any surgery to heal the fractured injury as it will only requires rest and recovery to have it fixed.

Conley’s absence will somehow be okay during the next few weeks having games against the Blazers, Pelicans, Orlando Magic and the sixers but during the second week of December, the games they have on schedule are championship contenders such as Golden State Warriors and Cleaveland Cavaliers and play off veteran teams come December last week.