Slaughter set for Ginebra comeback, but JDV in doubt due to fresh injury concern
Greg Slaughter is set to return for the game against Blackwater on 'minutes restriction.'

BARANGAY Ginebra gets a boost and takes a setback at the same with some development on its froncourt rotation for its PBA Commissioner's Cup match against Blackwater on Friday night at the Alonte Sports Arena in BiƱan, Laguna.

Greg Slaughter is set to make his conference debut after being out with a severe ankle sprain, but Joe Devance is questionable due to a new knee injury.

"We're expecting Greg to play some minutes tomorrow, so we're back to being a little bit healthy," Gin Kings coach Tim Cone told after practice on Thursday.

Cone also bared that Jervy Cruz could be back next week after being sidelined with a different injury.

Devance, though, has been playing through an injury on his left knee that he believes he sustained in a tune-up game last month.

The 6-foot-7 utility man underwent an MRI test on Wednesday and expects the result to come out late Thursday to determine if he can suit up against the Elite or not.

"We're concerned about Joe who's having a knee issue, so we don't know how long he'll be out," Cone said. "So it's a struggle for us right now, but we expect ourselves to smooth ourselves out."

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