Almazan hospitalized due to dehydration after playing through illness




08:21 PM August 27th, 2017

By: Randolph B. Leongson, August 27th, 2017 08:21 PM

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Not even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing.

Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday.

Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 points and 14 rebounds in the victory as his presence more than made up for the absence of Beau Belga, who served a one-game suspension.

“Raymond was sick, but since Beau wasn’t here, he forced himself to play,” shared ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Surprisingly, even when he’s down with a sickness, his rebounding really helped us in today’s game.”

Unfortunately for Almazan, playing through it took its toll as he be stretchered out of the dugout.

Team officials disclosed that the former Letran big man suffered from dehydration and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan.

Almazan, though, alleviated concerns regarding his health by giving a thumbs up on his way out.

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