Alex Cabagnot out at least two weeks with torn hamstring as San Miguel woes pile up
Alex Cabagnot is out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury. Jerome Ascano

SAN Miguel’s woes are piling up in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Other than being winless in four starts, the Beermen also lost top point guard Alex Cabagnot to an injury that will keep him out of action for at least two weeks.

The six-foot guard out of the University of Hawaii-Hilo obviously couldn’t hide his disappointment upon learning that he has a partially torn hamstring.

“It’s a partial tear on my right hamstring. I got some other stuff done into it, pero ang recovery time nun is two weeks, so I have do some rehab and therapy,”  said a disappointed Cabagnot.

The left-handed playmaker explained his right hamstring injury has been bothering him since his time at Globalport, but managed to play through it upon being traded to San Miguel just before the trade deadline of the All-Filipino conference.

The 32-year-old Cabagnot played a huge role in the Beermen’s finals conquest of the Alaska Aces last conference, 4-3, to finally win the franchise’s first Philippine Cup championship since 2001.

“Sa GlobalPort pa siya (injury), pero I don’t wanna make excuses. But since napunit na, it’s not really an excuse anymore,” he said.

“Hopefully, maka-recover agad ako and makatulong din sa team.”

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Cabagnot’s injury comes at a time when the Beermen sports a miserable 0-4 record going to their showdown against unbeaten league leader Meralco this Saturday in Cagayan De Oro City.

The team already instituted changes on Tuesday night when the coaching staff and management decided to give import Ronald Roberts the pink slip and tap Arizona Reid.

The 6-foot-4 Reid, a two-time league Best Import while playing for Rain or Shine, had his first practice with the Beermen on Wednesday.

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