AZ Reid says he faces prospect of missing games due to injury: 'I'm not a machine'
Az Reid: “I lead the league in minutes and if I continue to go on this rate, I’m just going to tear my body. I’m not a machine.” Jaime Campos

ANTIPOLO – San Miguel Beer is facing the possibility of missing AZ Reid for a few games in the PBA Governors’ Cup due to an Achilles injury.

Reid revealed he has been playing through the injury on his right foot in SMB’s 98-92 loss to GlobalPort on Friday night at the Ynares Center.

“Of course, there’s a big prospect (of me missing games),” Reid admitted after the game. “I’m not going to tear my body up. Yes, I want to play, but I got to be smart and my foot is a major part and it’s my priority.”

Reid said he suffered the injury in the second quarter of their double-overtime win against Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.

“It didn’t get better and it only got worse. I can’t really move the way I want to. I can’t get the lift on my jump shots,” said Reid, who still managed to score 41 points against the Batang Pier. “I got a lot of points on the post, but I’m not right.”

“I’m not going to play if I continue to play like this,” the two-time Best Import added. “I won’t continue to tear it up. It’s tough because I want to play, but it’s not looking good.”

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Reid admitted that his heavy minutes this early in the conference have also taken its toll.

“I lead the league in minutes and if I continue to go on this rate, I’m just going to tear my body. I’m not a machine,” the 30-year-old cager said. “People here think I’m a machine. Yes, I can play basketball, but I’m not a machine and that’s what people here have to realize.” 

SMB coach Leo Austria declined to grant an interview after emerging from the dugout following a long meeting with his staff.

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