By: Val Marvin Macanas
"3 Weeks and Counting."
After postponing his nose surgery because of his Smart Gilas Team Pilipinas stint in the recently concluded FIBA Asia 2011, the 6'7 forward and a native of Cavite, Ranidel De Ocampo has finally decided to undergo a nose operation. And sadly, according to Snow Badua, Ranidel's nose operation will take atleast 3 weeks to fully heal.
Going back, Ranidel suffered that painful nose injury when the Talk 'n Text Tropang Texters (TNT) had a pre-game scrimmage before their first playoff game last PBA Season 36 Governors' Cup. Since then he has worn a protective face mask.
Now, TNT may miss Ranidel's services for at least 3 weeks. If that happens, they will miss the 13.3 points and the 5.62 rebounds contributions of Ranidel De Ocampo.