JARED Dillinger will be out for four to six weeks after re-injuring his right quad, Meralco coach Norman Black said on Wednesday night.
Black said the injury was the same as the one Dillinger sustained during the Governors’ Cup last year.
“Same injury. It’s just reoccurred,” said Black. “It’s almost like tendonitis.”
Dillinger said he sustained a partial tear in his right quad after Meralco’s game against NLEX last February 2.
“It’s frustrating but it is what it is,” Dillinger said. “Just moving forward, do rehab, and get my old ass back in shape again. It’s basically starting from zero again. It’s part of the game.”
The same quad injury forced Dillinger to miss a major part of the Governors’ Cup. He played for five games in the Philippine Cup before re-injuring the right quad.
The 35-year-old Dillinger said he will have to be fully healed before returning to action for the Bolts.
“I think my issue is just I have to come back 100 percent. I can’t come back at 70 [percent] and try to just give myself in game shape while I’m playing. I’m not 25 anymore. I’m going to make sure that I’m fully healed before I get back,” said Dillinger.