Robert Jaworski recovering after health scare

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FILE PHOTO: Former Philippine senator and basketball legend Robert Jaworski. (Photo: ROMEO GACAD/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Former Philippine senator and basketball legend Robert Jaworski. (Photo: ROMEO GACAD/AFP via Getty Images)

Philippine basketball icon Robert Jaworski “is making good progress” in his recovery following a bout with pneumonia that he contracted last year, his family said Friday (March 19).

The family of Jaworski released a statement on the status of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend amid rumors swirling around his health, saying he tested negative for COVID-19. They also added that doctors diagnosed the 75-year-old former senator with a “non-threatening blood abnormality” in 2016.

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"Last year, he was hospitalized due to a bout with pneumonia. He, however, tested negative for COVID-19. Due to a non-threatening blood abnormality that was discovered by his doctors in 2016, former Senator Jaworski has experienced difficulty in regaining his strength, weight, and normal well-being. Despite this, he is making good progress and slowly moving forward," the Jaworkski family said.

"At the time of his recuperation, our family would like to request for your continued well wishes and prayers for our beloved father."

Jaworski turned 75 on March 8 and was recently named in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame.

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