Amid the glitz and glamour of the ongoing PBA All-Star Week, hoop fans have been missing a familiar face in the league this edition.
Still recuperating from a hip injury he suffered last conference, Star veteran forward Marc Pingris won’t make his supposed 13th appearance in the annual spectacle
Pingris’ slot for the Luzon All-Stars was given to Rain or Shine big man Jay Washington instead.
The pride of Pozzorubio, Pampanga expressed his regret in his Instagram account, saying he already miss being in the hardcourt again.
Gusto kong magpasalamat sa lahat ng fans at sumuporta at bumoto para sa akin para sa PBA All Star. Maraming salamat din sa @pbaconnect para sa tiwala at suporta. Gusto kong mag sorry sa inyong lahat dahil hindi ako makakapag participate ngayong year dahil sa injury ko. Sana maintindihan ninyo pong lahat. Again, my apologies and sobrang thankful po ako sa inyong lahat. #workhard #100% #misskunamaglaro
Pingris’ absence came at the wrong time, however, as he will miss the chance to test the rejigged Gilas side, which is on the last stretch of their preparation for the SEABA Championships.
“Oo nga eh, sayang,” he told FOX Sports in a text message.
It’s all he can blurt out, though, as he still could not tell a date of his return.
“Wala pa eh,” he said.
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