THE Mandaluyong El Tigre have vowed continuous support for guard Thomas Torres as he recovers from stab wounds he sustained in a parking lot brawl.
Torres alongside former La Salle teammates Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres figured in a melee in Bonifacio Global City early Sunday where they came under attack from a middle-aged man bearing a ring knife.
Torres suffered the worst wounds as he underwent a three-hour surgery which damaged his triceps on his right arm, putting his MPBL debut with El Tigre on hold for atleast four to six weeks.
The good news is that Torres is now out of harm's way and is now on the road to recovery.
"I was there in the hospital yesterday, I talked to him, talagang malalim yung sugat niya because pumasok yung kutsilyo sa right arm niya," said Cuan.
"The diagnosis of the doctor is okay na siya, however he will be out for four to six weeks," he added.
Torres is recovering quite well that Cuan expects the former La Salle starting guard to work on his conditioning while his wounds heal.
"Within that four to six weeks, habang pinapagaling niya, he can run, he can do bikes, so he'll be working with our conditioning coach," Cuan continued.
"He will do some running and conditioning habang pinapagaling. So by that time na maging ready siya after four weeks, hindi siya mawawala sa process," he added.
Torres is expected to play a huge role for El Tigre as he's set to lead their youth movement alongside two-time Asean Basketball League best local import Ray Parks and another former Green Archer in Prince Rivero.