On Thursday night, Petron Blaze Boosters was put in a must-win situation against San Mig Coffee Mixers who had a twice to beat advantage. But aside from Petron losing the game, which means they are eliminated from the playoffs round of the PBA Philippine Cup, one of their guys, Marcio Lassiter also suffered a bad fall that forced him out of the court in a stretcher. The Fil-Am guard was rushed to the hospital wherein he will be taken a look at by medical professionals with the team’s medical team fearing that he might have suffered more than a bruised lower back due to the impact of the fall.
The incident happened in the final quarter wherein the limping Lassiter rushed to his man, James Yap, who is already attempting to rush to the basket from the inbounds. As he jumped to fend off his opponent’s shot, Lassiter was launched into the air and landed hard on his back onto the floor. He got carried off by his teammates back to the bench but it wasn’t until a stretcher was pulled out when fans realized that it could have been serious.
Earlier today, Marcio Lassiter undergone X-rays to determine the extent of his injury. Thankfully, the X-ray result proved to be positive with no fracture detected following the examination. Noli Eala, SMC executive, made the announcement via his Twitter account wherein he revealed the latest update about Lassiter’s condition.
His Twitter status reads,
“Initial X-ray findings: no fracture, just muscle spasm and bone bruise. Marcio still in the hospital though for more observation due to continued pain.”
Not long after that, Eala updated his Twitter account with another positive news for fans of Lassiter:
“Great news! Marcio will be discharged tonight. He is a lot better and walking already. Thanks to all who prayed for him.”
Lassiter was said to complain of intense pain on his lower back wherein the team’s medical personnel feared he might have suffered a fracture on his lower spine. More updates on the development of his injury and recovery soon as we have them.