PBA: Japeth out indefinitely due to bum Achilles

Paul Lintag on Jul 15, 2018 10:27 PM
PBA: Japeth out indefinitely due to bum Achilles
In Game 1 Sunday, Japeth was in uniform but didn't suit up for Brgy. Ginebra at all, dealing with a bum Achilles.

Japeth Aguilar might actually miss the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine.

In Game 1 Sunday, Japeth was in uniform but didn't suit up for Brgy. Ginebra at all, dealing with a bum Achilles.

According to head coach Tim Cone, Aguilar hasn't practiced since Ginebra eliminated rival Meralco in the quarterfinals Wednesday and is basically out indefinitely.

"He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco. He got hit in his Achilles, so he has some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," he said after Ginebra rolled past the Elasto Painters for a quick 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series.

"So we don't know exactly how long he'll be out," he added.

Japeth says his left Achilles is improving but they opted to sit out Game 1 to make sure.

As the focus shifts to Game 2 and Ginebra going for a commanding 2-0 lead, Aguilar will be a game-time decision depending on how his follow up test goes.

"Okay naman. Nag-i-improve naman siya araw araw. Kanina, tinry ko, ano talaga, decision din para hindi masyadong mapilit so dinecide ko muna na i-pahinga," Aguilar said. 

"Hopefully, tutal may games pa naman... Hopefully, Game 2 maka-balik na," Japeth added.

 


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