The surgery performed on Jeremiah Gray’s damaged right knee to repair a variety of injuries was successful.
The bad news is that the sophomore guard will miss the entire 48th PBA season.
Alfrancis Chua, the sports director for San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and concurrent team governor of Brgy. Ginebra, stated that Gray will definitely miss the upcoming two-conference schedule as he recovers from the severe injuries he sustained on the final day of the PBA On Tour last July 30.
Gray celebrated his 27th birthday on Wednesday, August 16th.
“Tapos na yung operation niya. OK naman,” said Chua.
The top SMC official stated that Gray’s operation took place on Monday, August 14th.
“Lahat-lahat na yun kasama ACL,” he added.
Gray was initially diagnosed with a dislocated knee, but subsequent examinations of the swollen knee revealed he suffered not only an ACL tear, but also tears in his PCL (posterior cruciate) and MCL (medial collateral).
This is the second time Gray has suffered a severe knee injury.
In November of 2021, he sustained the same injury while playing for TNT in the inaugural season of PBA 3×3.
The incident caused him to miss the season-opening Philippine Cup, after which he was acquired by the Gin Kings in a trade with Terrafirma, who drafted him second overall despite his health condition.
Ten months after his surgery, the 6-foot-5 Fil-Am was finally given the green light to return to action. He would then play a key role in Brgy. Ginebra’s victory over the visiting Bay Area Dragons in the championship round of the Commissioner’s Cup.