MANILA — Former La Salle players Jeron Teng, Norbert, and Thomas Torres were injured following a commotion outside a bar at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig early Sunday.
Based on the report of the Philippine National Police’s office in Taguig, a copy of which was obtained by the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Teng and the two Torreses were walking just outside the Early Night Club in The Fort Strip when three men confronted them, leading to the suspects stabbing the basketball players.
The three ballers were rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center to get treatment, while the suspects, identified as Edmar Manalo, Joseph Varona, and Willard Basili, were arrested and are set to be charged with frustrated homicide and less serious physical injuries.
Norbert Torres, who plays for Rain Or Shine in the PBA, got 11 stitches on his left arm.
On the other hand, Thomas Torres, who was drafted by Magnolia in the third round of last year’s PBA Draft but was left unsigned in the league and instead joined Mandaluyong in the MPBL, suffered a torn triceps and will be out for four to six weeks.
Jeric Teng, Jeron’s older brother, confirmed that the Alaska rookie got three wounds on his back and will miss some basketball action as well.
Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres were fresh from playing for the Aces and the Elasto Painters during their Commissioner’s Cup games on Saturday night when the incident happened. PNA-northboundasia.com