PBA: Could we see a Marc Pingris return to the All-Star game?
Philip Matel on Mar 13, 2019 08:23 PM
"Kung palalaruin ako. Pero you know, yung laro laro lang na para sa fans, gagawin ko yun," said Pingris.
Magnolia Hotshots forward/center Marc Pingris revealed that he is very close to returning, over a year since tearing his left ACL.
He also bared that he needs just one more hurdle to overcome in order to get full clearance.
"Basta kapag napasa ko na yung hop test ko. Pwede na ko bumalik," said the charismatic big.
Pingris also added that he is now mobile enough to participate in practice.
"Okay naman na. Nandun naman na yung galaw ko. Nakaka-jumpshot naman na ako. At nakaka-lateral na ako sa workout namin. It’s all about timing and power. Yun nalang," updated Pingris.
Even though he has not played in a year, Pingris was chosen as one of the All-Stars in the PBA All-Star Game scheduled in his hometown Pangasinan at the end of the month.
He could not be more excited of the fact that he may have a chance to play in front of his kababayans — if he gets the go-signal.
"Kung palalaruin ako. Pero you know, yung laro laro lang na para sa fans, gagawin ko yun."
Even though he may still be injured by March 31, he could still help with the festivities in other ways possible.
"Basta, kung ano yung sasabihin lang ni coach, ni boss, ni Commissioner, gagawin ko yun. Para sa mga fans namin at syempre sa mga kababayan ko sa Pangasinan, said Pingris.
"Kung pwede sumayaw, sasayaw."
Although absent for more than a year, the Hotshots have been successful in his absence, even winning a Governors' Cup championship last December.
Magnolia has struggled early the 2019 Philippine Cup, but have risen once more, and it could make the veteran any happier.
"Ngayon nasa baba kami, paakyat naman na. Crucial yung game sa Sunday [vs Ginebra] so sana kayanin ulit," Pingris hoped.
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