MANILA, Philippines-Japeth Aguilar donated game gear on Friday night, but for the second time, he just sat on the bench and watched as Barange held Zinebra Meralco to 99-93 and tied 1-1 in the PBA Governors Cup final. 1.
High-lapping Jean Kings forward says he is still taking time to recover but is hopeful he will be able to rejoin the team when the two clubs break the tie again on Sunday at the Asia Arena in the nearby city mall.
“Constantly healing it,” Aguilar said of his calf injury. “We’re really trying to buy a little more time.”
“We’ll see,” he added in Sunday’s game. “Tomorrow is another chance for me to get back in shape and work on time.”
Aguilar hit his calf in Game 1 of the Geneva semifinal series against the NLX and has been ruled out for a total of five matches since then.
Head coach Tim Shanku said Aguilar could be appropriate “probably Sunday, but if there is a possibility, it will be Wednesday. It will take a few more days, I think. “
Whether he will be fit soon or not, Aguilar is sure of one thing: he will do his best to help Ginbera win the title in a season-ending showcase.
“If I could ever play I would be all out,” he said. “I don’t think about (injury), because the more you think about it, the better. [the more you get antsy]”
He added, “I’ll just try my best to give the other players a little break.”
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