Troy Rosario joins Gilas Pilipinas practice

ByAllan Lim

Barely five days after being hospitalized due to a nasty fall, Troy Rosario is back on the hardwood.

The 26-year old TNT KaTropa forward joined Gilas Pilipias’ Tuesday evening practice at the Meralco Gym which was also attended by everyone in the pool.

Aside from Rosario whose status was previously reported as uncertain following the accident, other members of the pool who took part in the session were Kevin Alas, Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo.

Naturalized player Andray Blatche was also present.

Mac Belo and Kiefer Ravena showed up but remained in the sidelines. Belo is nursing an injury on his right leg while Ravena is down with flu-like symptoms.

The team is busy preparing for the 2nd window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifier. Gilas takes on Australia in Melbourne on February 22 and then Japan on February 25 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

The country’s national basketball team is scheduled to depart on February 19.