Veteran player agent Danny Espiritu said PBA legend Nelson Asaytono is now out of danger since he suffered a heart attack early this week.
Espiritu said he has been in close contact with Bong Alvarez, a former teammate of Asaytono’s in the Philippine national team, who has been giving him updates on the 53-year-old former PBA star’s health condition.
“Yes (he suffered from a heart attack) but Bong Alvarez said he’s okay already. Though four days ago, he (Asaytono) was still in the ICU (intensive care unit),” Espiritu told ESPN5 on Black Saturday.
Spin.ph first reported on the incident.
Asaytono, the second overall pick in the 1989 PBA rookie draft class, spent 17 seasons in the pro league.
He was part of the San Miguel Beer side (alumni players) that joined the 2019 UNTV Cup PBA Legends Face-Off. Other teams include Alaska, Purefoods and Ginebra.
Nicknamed “the Bull”, the pride of the University of Manila went on to win seven PBA championships with Purefoods, Swift and towards the late stages of his pro career, with Red Bull.
A 10-time PBA All Star, Asaytono won the Best Player of the Conference twice, and also earned a spot in Mythical First team three times during his illustrious PBA career.