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Blackwater import stays upbeat despite injury, 0-2 record

MANILA, Philippines – The Blackwater Elite were within striking distance against the Star Hotshots in their PBA Governors' Cup game on Sunday when disaster struck early in the fourth quarter.

Trevis Simpson, the Blackwater import who had been leading the charge for the team, suffered an injury just 24 seconds into the final frame and with the Elite trailing by just five points, 70-75.

Blackwater import Trevis Simpson sits on the bench after suffering an injury. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
"I made a move, a move I've made a thousand times, and I just stopped to pass the ball, and I just felt a small pop," Simpson would say after the game. "I knew immediately that something was wrong."

Simpson lofted a pass to a teammate, which led to a Poy Erram basket, but immediately started hopping up and down on one foot and limped to the sideline, signaling that he was hurt. The PBA website later reported that the import likely pulled his groin.

With Simpson out, the game quickly got out of hand. The Hotshots strung together five quick points to build a 10-point lead, 80-70, and went on to win 103-86 to drop the Elite to 0-2 in the season-ending conference.

Simpson, who still finished with a team-high 24 points on top of eight rebounds, is hopeful that his injury is nothing major.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/24/17/blackwater-import-stays-upbeat-despite-injury-0-2-record

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