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    Marc Pingris yet to get clearance but still hopes to play before home fans

    Mar 30, 2019
    Marc Pingris is taking part in the offcourt activities and is eager to also see action in the game.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Marc Pingris is doubtful for the North in Sunday’s PBA All-Star Game at the Calasiao Sports Complex.

    The 37-year-old Pingris said he is determined to play for the North All-Stars even though he has yet to fully recover from an ACL injury he suffered last year, more so since he will be playing in front of his provincemates.

    But the Pozorrubio, Pangasinan native, an All-Star reserve, said he will need a go signal from his doctor.

    “Pag-uusapan namin muna ni doc kung puwede. Pero kung sa akin lang talaga, gusto ko maglaro kahit hindi 100 percent. Gusto ko suklian ‘yung ginawa nila sa akin bakit ako nandito ngayon.

    “Kung hindi man, mamimigay na lang ako ng sando,” said Pingris.

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      Pingris though said he will be participating in the All-Star festivities including the dance-off.

      “Hindi mawawala sa amin ni Arwind [Santos] ‘yan. Nag-usap na nga kami na pag-usapan natin ‘yung sasayawin natin. Talagang happy talaga na part pa rin ako dito,” said Pingris.

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      The Magnolia cager said he is happy to be part of the All-Star Game despite missing a year due to the injury.

      “Nung sinabihan ako na kasama ako sa All-Star, akala ko nagjo-joke lang sila. Sabi ko bakit naman kasi hindi ako naglalaro. Nung sumulat sa akin si commissioner na part ako ng All-Star, happy talaga ako,” said Pingris.

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      Marc Pingris is taking part in the offcourt activities and is eager to also see action in the game.
      PHOTO: Jerome Ascano
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