Dillinger welcomes Meralco's 17-day break

Paul Lintag on Apr 16, 2017 09:17 PM
Dillinger welcomes Meralco's 17-day break
"We're a little banged up, so we're happy to get these next two weeks off." --- Jared Dillinger.

Since hurting his hamstring in Game 2 of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals, Jared Dillinger hasn't been exactly healthy.

So with Meralco about to enjoy a 17-day break in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup, the veteran forward is all for it.

"I need it. I'm happy for that break. We're a little banged up, so we're happy to get these next two weeks off," Dillinger said as the Bolts don't have anything on schedule until after the All-Star Games.

"My Achilles has been acting up a little. It's sore. It's nothing serious, just aches of the game," he added.

Despite the long layoff though, count on Meralco to keep grinding as to not waste the team's current 6-1 standing.

"We're going to stay practicing. The coaching staff, they're really good at keeping us on our toes," Dillinger said.

"He’s [Norman Black] not going to give us six days off. We’re going to have a day off, practice, practice, a couple days off, so it’s going to be pretty much like preseason. We’re okay," he added.

Another thing why Dillinger welcomes the break is for the rest of the Bolts to heal up. So far in the mid-season joust, Meralco has been getting key contributions from more than a handful of guys.

That happens to be the ideal way to win according to Dillinger who won his fair share of PBA titles back when he was still with Talk 'N Text.

"You can’t just have two guys shoot twenty-five shots and expect to win," he said.

"For the usual champions, you’re going to need everyone putting in their time, their shots from all angles. It’s hard to scout. This is how it needs to be. It needs to come from everyone," Dillinger added.



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