SAN Mig forward Marc Pingris is down again.
The rugged forward is set to undergo an X-ray after being accidentally hit by a Doug Kramer elbow during a rebound sequence in the Mixers’ 88-97 loss to the San Miguel Beermen on Saturday.
Pingris was holding on to the left part of his ribs and was on the floor in pain for a while early the second period, just three days after suffering a one-inch cut on his left eyelid in a win over Air21.
Later on, he was brought to the team’s dugout at the Mall of Asia Arena and never returned for the second half as the Beermen romped to the victory.
“Iyung inaano niya, ribs pa rin, but he’s gonna check it out tomorrow (Sunday) by doing X-ray according to doc (Raffy) Sanchez,” San Mig physical therapist Nick Ocampo said after the game.
Pingris is a doubtful starter for the Mixers’ Monday game against the Meralco Bolts.
The injury worsened the health concerns of the Mixers, who also had import James Mays and gunner James Yap nursing back spasms.
Ocampo said between the two James, Mays has a more serious back problem, although they are doing round-the-clock treatment on the athletic San Mig import.
“Pareho sila (Mays and Yap). Pero lesser degree lang kay James Yap. Pahinga lang talaga,” Ocampo said. “Right now, kailangan lang ng hot-cold treatment, deep-heating modalities and deep massage saka stretching.”
Mays was limited to just 30 minutes, finishing the game with just 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Yap had nine points after sitting out the entire fourth quarter.