Saturday, May 26, 2012

Joe Devance Injury Updates

Apart from missing Marc Pingris who is out two weeks because of a fractured finger, the B-MEG Llamados could potentially be without the services of another key big man, Joe Devance, for a long stretch of time.

B-MEG coach Tim Cone told InterAKTV that Devance is suffering from bone spurs in his knee, a condition that makes it hard for him to bend and extend his leg. One option to alleviate the pain, according to Cone, is for Devance to go under the knife.

“We’ll know on Monday if he’ll get surgery,” said Cone, who added that the procedure would cause the versatile forward to miss the whole conference.

“They’re gonna have to shave off the bone on his knee, because it’s hitting up against ligaments and it’s gonna be very painful.”

Devance was a key cog in the Llamados’ run to the Commissioner’s Cup title because of his flexibility; at 6-foot-7, he could bring up the ball and initiate B-MEG’s triangle offense as a point-forward, allowing him to cause matchup problems for opposing teams.

Source: Jaemark Tordecilla, InterAKTV

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