Pingris still recovering from FIBA Asia stint
MANILA, Philippines – San Mig Coffee’s Marc Pingris remains on leave as he recovers from Gilas Pilipinas’ emotionally draining experience at the recent FIBA Asia Championship.
Pingris told Spin.ph’s Richard Dy that although he’ll be joining his team in practices, he’ll need one more week before he can eventually play against opposing teams.
“Mas okay na sila na lang muna maglaro kasi baka magkalat lang ako,” he said.
“Baka siguro after na ng Talk ‘N Text game [on Sunday] ako makalaro. Para mas maka-pahinga,” said the 6-foot-5 forward.
Pingris, one of Gilas’ bigger men, played a vital role in the country’s FIBA Asia campaign. His dominant presence helped Gilas overcome taller teams like Kazakhstan and South Korea.
His absence is also one of the factors why the Mixers’ have lost two straight games in the PBA Governors’ Cup.