MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia coach Chito Victolero would let Ian Sangalang deal with his restoration fairly than attempting of returning for the latter levels of the PBA Governors’ Cup.
An undisclosed sickness has stored the lefty heart out after the primary sport of the season-ending convention, and Victolero mentioned Sangalang’s well being is the primary precedence at this level.
“I don’t assume he would return this convention,” Victolero mentioned in Filipino when requested after the Hotshots’ 129-109 win over the NorthPort Batang Pier on Thursday at Good Araneta Coliseum.
“We don’t wish to power Ian to play. We wish him to focus extra on his restoration in order that he will be in good well being as soon as he returns. However once more, we is not going to power him to play this convention, we would like him to get well effectively.”
Sangalang performed in Magnolia’s 111-109 loss to Converge final Jan. 29 at Ynares Heart in Antipolo Metropolis earlier than he was sidelined with the well being state of affairs Victolero and the group would fairly not focus on intimately.
A latest photograph on social media confirmed Sangalang showing to have misplaced some weight, which Victolero defined earlier within the convention was because of the results of a typhoid fever sustained final November.
His absence has prompted the Hotshots to extend the taking part in minutes of their different huge males in Aris Dionisio and Russell Escoto.
The addition of import Antonio Hester after beginning 0-3 with Eric McCree was additionally aimed toward filling up the absence of Sangalang, identified for his means to make performs from the low put up.
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