Shoulder injury keeps Bobby Ray Parks uncertain of suiting up for Hapee in D-League Foundation Cup
There remains some swelling in the shoulder of Bobby Ray Parks three weeks since sustaining the injury during the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup finals. Jerome Ascano

BOBBY Ray Parks still remains questionable for Hapee in the coming PBA D-League Foundation Cup as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury.

The combo guard sustained the injury during the Fresh Fighters’ title-clinching win over Cagayan Valley in the finals of the season-opening Aspirants Cup three weeks ago.

The season-ending tournament kicks off on March 12.

Despite the conference break, Parks is still required to wear a sling after sustaining a subtalar sprain and an AC joint strain in his right shoulder.

“May swelling pa talaga eh,” said Parks, adjudged Most Valuable Players of the Aspirants Cup.

He sustained the injury following a collision with a Cagayan Valley player early in Game Two of the best-of-three title series.

Despite Parks sitting out the game, Hapee still won the championship in overtime, 93-91.

His condition still uncertain, Parks said he’s really not sure if he can play for Hapee’s first few games in the coming tournament.

 “I can’t really say it right now (whether I can play already). I can’t do anything. I can’t run too much,” said the son of the late legendary PBA import Bobby Parks.

Notwithstanding the injury, Parks still showed up during the first day of tryouts for the all-amateur Philippine basketball team bound for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) championship this April and the Southeast Asian Games in June to be coached by Tab Baldwin.

Parks hopes to make it to the 16-man pool and eventually, the final 12-man roster for the SEABA Championship on April 27-May 1 in Singapore.

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