IT’S been several days and Calvin Abueva is still missing in action for Alaska.
The hardworking forward has yet to report for duty for the Aces since after the PBA All-Star break and his absence is a big concern for the team that has also lost Jeron Teng, who became a victim of stabbing incident while two more players are on the injured list.
“I’m not frustrated at what’s happening with the team, but I’m more worried,” Alaska coach Alex Compton told FOX Sports Philippines in a telephone interview.
“I’m worried for Calvin and Jeron.”
Abueva didn’t only skip Alaska’s practices, but he also missed Gilas’ workout as well during the resumption of the training for the third window of the home and away format for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Alaska has been decimated by injuries, domestic problems and even a shocking incident.
A few days ago, Teng, a rookie forward of the Aces, was stabbed and was hospitalized. Although he’s in a stable condition, he is required to take a rest and recuperate from the wounds he sustained.
Despite the twists and turns that is happening to his squad, Compton is not about to push the panic button. Instead, he wants his team to ride on the momentum of its solid showing this early part of the Commissioner’s Cup.
“We’ve been playing so well this conference. We know we’re missing four players, but there are 14 other players out there who are ready to compete any time,” added Compton.