UAAP: La Salle captain Kib Montalbo out 4-6 weeks

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 25, 2018 06:08 AM
UAAP: La Salle captain Kib Montalbo out 4-6 weeks
Kib Montalbo will not be suiting up for La Salle until, at least, late in the second round

And De La Salle University’s lineup is down to 11 for the foreseeable future in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Green Archers will be missing the services of team captain Kib Montalbo after he sustained a fracture to his left thumb last Sunday.

While the injury is on his non-shooting hand, sources said that Montalbo will have to sit out and rest his left thumb for four to six weeks. Or else, he risks aggravating the injury.

The graduating guard has been averaging 3.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in La Salle’s 2-1 start to the season. More than the numbers, however, his leadership and defense will be sorely missed by a team trying to move on from the Aldin Ayo and Ben Mbala era.

In his absence, veteran guards Andrei Caracut and Aljun Melecio will have to shoulder a heavier load while the likes of Miggy Corteza, Gabe Capacio, and Encho Serrano will have to soak up more time on the floor.

Montalbo joins Kiwi center Taane Samuel on the sidelines for the Green Archers who only listed 13 players on their roster for UAAP Season 81.


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